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Children’s brains grow most rapidly in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections form EVERY SECOND.
Brain development, particularly for precursors of literacy such as language, is time-sensitive.
Literacy levels are directly correlated to school success, income levels, health & well being throughout life. Children learn early literacy skills from their caregivers. Without intervention low literacy is generational.
Early intervention is the key.
Well baby visits are an opportunity for health care providers to reinforce the “early & often messages” and to connect caregivers & children with resources and programs in their community.