Early moments matter
Life begins with the first 1,000 days crucial for a child’s brain development.
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Why are the first 1,000 days important?
In the first years of life, neurons in a child's brain form new connections at the astounding rate of 700 – 1,000 per second: a pace never repeated again.
These connections are the building blocks of a child’s future. But if the blocks are not fully built up, then a child’s development is seriously affected, sometimes irreversibly.
Nurturing care for every child
The early moments of life offer an unparalleled opportunity to build the brains of the children who will build the future.