Brain development starts at conception. The mother and fathers emotional and physical well-being is critical for a baby’s healthy brain. In work with expectant families, Early Head Start staff have an incredible opportunity to influence brain development at a crucial time. This plenary describes the foundational growth and development of the prenatal brain, the value of early intervention, and offers insight in the many factors that impact long-term health and learning.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center and the Early Head Start National Resource Center