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Early Child Development




One of the best parts of being a parent is watching your baby grow and develop. Your child’s early development is important because it will influence their health, well-being, learning and behaviours throughout life.1


  • Girl holding umbrellaBuilding Resiliency
    Find 10 ways to help children learn skills needed to cope with challenges and bounce back from disappointments.
  • content of the baby's book bagLiteracy
    Literacy is the ability to understand, use and apply skills so that you can participate in school and society.
  • Father reading with childBooks to Inspire Resiliency
    Read books that inspire resiliency together and make it family fun!
  • Social and Emotional DevelopmentSocial and Emotional Development
    The area of the brain that influences social skills and emotional control peaks in development between the ages of zero to three. These skills continue to develop through one’s lifetime.
  • Physical DevelopmentPhysical Development
    Physical development provides children with the abilities they need to interact with and explore their world.
Date of creation: December 4, 2014
Last modified on: August 1, 2017

Building Healthy Brains to Build a Healthy Future

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Building Healthy Brains to Build a Healthy Future


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