As we continue to prepare children for productive lives, we share some facts on why early intervention can have a lasting impact on future learning behavior, emotional development, and physical health.
- The birth-to-three period is the fastest rate of brain development across the entire human life span. By the time a child is three, his or her brain has formed 1,000 trillion connection between neurons.
- Reading aloud to children helps stimulate brain development. Language is like food: we feed our children words, all day long. In fact, Kids for the Future reads five books a day, every day.
- If children experience several major risk factors – such as, low birth weight, poverty, single parent, basic maternal education, maltreatment – there is an 85 – 100% chance of them having a developmental delay.
*SOURCE: University of Denver; Harvard University