Birth to five, the first 2000 days, is the most critical time for your child’s brain growth. Brains are built, not born. The more you engage your child’s brain with early learning opportunities in the community and programs will prepare your child for school and life.
The investment the community, families, and early care and education programs make collectively will build needed school and life readiness skills. Research has demonstrated what works to build strong brains for your child- health and development beginning prenatally, supportive and engaging families and communities and high-quality early care and education learning environments. EPEL’s early childhood community collaboration, supports your family during this journey. See other supports available to you during this time.