Early years are important

The first 2000 days of baby's life are extremely important to the baby's future!

There is a rapid explosion of development happening in a baby's brain in the first 2000 days of life, even before your child starts grade school! How parents and caregivers relate to a child in these early years affects the development of their brain structure, which sets the stage for their entire lifetime of growth, learning, health, behaviour and more.

Positive experiences in these early years are linked to better social, educational, economic and health outcomes for your child's future.

See a short video on the importance of the early years on brain development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQTfmnYB7I0

For videos that show how parents and caregivers can support baby's brain development, visit: www.HealthyBabyHealthyBrain.ca

First Five Years Matter

link to the First Five Years Matter the Most poster and checklist

Find out how you can support your child's healthy growth and development by following this simple checklist.