How the earliest relationships with caregivers make a lasting difference
How early experiences foster neural connections in babies and toddlers
How loving connections in the early years last a lifetime
How you can take action to support critical connections for babies and toddlers
The rapid brain development in the critical first three years of life lays the foundation for future health, learning, and behavior. Parents and caregivers must have supports to ensure this healthy development in their babies and toddlers. This research tested messages and policies about the importance of supporting the emotional development of young children ages zero to three with voters—important decision-makers in the advancement of early childhood policies.