29 Jul 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 of a child’s brain architecture, which lays the foundation for later outcomes such as academic performance, mental health, and interpersonal skills.
Brains are built over time, from the bottom up. The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Simpler neural connections and skills form first, followed by more complex circuits and skills. In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections form every second! The development of a child’s brain architecture provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health.
Child Care Resources will be hosting several “Summer Brain Building Series” in August. Our Parenting Village is here to educate and help families and childcare providers to create and achieve goals.
We want every family to be connected to their community and to other parents. This is how we build our village. This is why we care.
Child Care Resources…Working Within Our Community To Put Children First!
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties…Every child is successful, every family is financially stable, and every community we serve is stronger.