Sep 01

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

  What children experience during the early years sets a critical foundation for their entire life course. These experiences shape early child development – including health/physical, social/emotional, and language/cognitive domains, – which in turn strongly influences basic learning, school success, economic participation, social gains and health throughout life. Research has shown that half of a person’s intelligence potential is developed by age four and that early childhood interventions can have a lasting effect on intellectual capacity, and personality social behaviors. During early childhood, especially the first three years, the brain undergoes it’s most dramatic growth and development. By the second year of life the brain of a child is 70% of an adult brain and by six years of age it reaches 90% of its adult weight and size. Moreover, by the end of six years the brain of the child has developed maximum connections, more than an individual will require in a lifetime.

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