It is a fact. Raising a child is one of the most important and rewarding things you will ever do, but it can also be extremely challenging. At First 5 San Mateo County, we are committed to partnering with and supporting parents because we understand that as a parent you are your child’s first teacher.
Early Brain Development
Research shows that a childs brain develops most dramatically during the first five years of life. Increased experiences define the wiring of an infants brain. By the age of three, about 75% of the synaptic connections of brain cells or the building blocks of development are already made.
Actively engaging with a young child isnt just a good thing it directly impacts the formation of neural pathways. Therefore, strong parent-child relationships are critical.