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Why Your Child's Early Years Are Important For Learning and Development

Early education and care shapes a child’s future, laying the foundation for healthy development.

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THE EARLY YEARS ARE CRITICAL FOR ESTABLISHING A CHILD'S:

PHYSICAL HEALTH    
SOCIAL SKILLS
EMOTIONAL HEALTH     
COGNITIVE CAPACITY
LANGUAGE SKILL

FACT

Scientists have found children's brains go through a period of rapid growth during their fist years, as they are learning more than they will at any other time in their life. 

FACT

The way brain development occurs in a child's first years is like a game of tennis - children serve and adults return. Back-and-forth interaction is the essence of the brain development. 

FACT

Research shows quality education and care early in life leads to better health outcomes and education and employment opportunities later in life. 



To find quality approved early education and care in Australia visit
www.startingblocks.gov.au/find-child-care/