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Brain Development

Helpful links and information about important milestones in early childhood development and how to support growing children as they begin to interact with and learn about the world around them.

Brain Development in the Early Years

The human brain goes through an enormous amount of growth and development during the first few years of life.

The links below provide basic information about brain development in infants and toddlers, with a focus on what parents and caregivers can do to support children's development and future learning.

Early Childhood Milestones

The sites below provide basic information about the different general developmental milestones of early childhood.  Knowing a bit about these milestones is helpful for figuring out the kinds of supports that infants and pre-schoolers need - including early literacy supports.

As with all milestones for child development, these are a guideline only. Each child and their development is unique.