Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Just as a weak foundation compromises the quality and strength of a house, adverse experiences early in life can impair brain architecture, with negative effects lasting into adulthood. An “environment of relationships” is crucial for the development…

What to Look for in a Child Care Program

The way children are treated by caregiving adults shapes their development in important ways, so it is crucial to find a childcare professional who both understands and nurtures children’s learning through the everyday moments they share. For example, does the caregiver talk to your baby during a diaper change, comfort or sing to her if…

A Good Caregiver…

Is loving and responsive One who hugs, rocks, cuddles, seeks eye contact and enjoys the child…who responds to the baby’s smiles and emerging skills and interests…who finds ways to expand upon children’s play to help them learn new skills…who is sociable and interested in children. One who talks with the baby about what they do…

Why It Takes A Village

Child Care Resources recognizes the positive impact of parent partnerships. Our Parenting Village is designed to be an integrated approach that provides on-going opportunities for parents to engage with their children, connect with other parents, and gain insight on parenting and their child’s development.  This kind of partnership was born out of seeing a need…