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Information about Pre-K

 

Early Childhood Facts

 

Below are some facts about child development. 

• 90% of a Child’s Brain Develops by Age 5 A baby’s brain doubles in size in the first year. It keeps growing to about 80% of adult size by age 3 and 90% – nearly full grown – by age 5.

• Children learn more quickly during their early years than at any other time in life.

• Babies whose parents frequently talk to them know 300 more words by age 2 than babies whose parents rarely speak to them.

• Reading aloud to children helps stimulate brain development, yet only 50% of infants and toddlers are routinely read to by their parents.

• ALL caregivers who are a part of a child’s life impact his/her brain development.

• Stable, caring, interactive relationships with adults – any way or any place they can be provided – will benefit healthy brain development of young children.

• High quality early childhood care and education programs can improve children’s chances for success in later life. Investing in early interventions timed to take advantage of crucial phases of brain development is necessary for all children