Every child is born with virtually the same number of brain cells. It is how those brain cells are connected during the first few years of life that determines how successful a child will be.
Can a child make up for a lack of brain development in their early years? To some extent, but it takes a lot more effort, a lot more resources, a lot more time, and a lot more money. Too often the child never does make up enough of the necessary development and their chance for success in school and life is limited. “A child that starts behind stays behind.”
For more information about the Early Childhood Programs and Services provided through the RESD, or for Early Childhood Resources in the community, contact:
Early Childhood and Family Services Director
Great Start Coordinator