1001 Critical days

1001 Critical days

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:50

1001 Critical days

The first 1001 days, from conception to age two, is a period of rapid growth. During this time, babies' growing brains are shaped by their experiences, particularly the interactions that they have with their parents and other caregivers. What happens during this time lays the foundations for future development. Therefore, investing in the first 1001 days is a wonderful way to give children the best start in life and to invest in their future. Healthy development in the first 1001 days is linked to improved mental and physical health, reductions in risk and antisocial behaviour, and achievement at school and beyond.

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