More Than 1 Million New Neural Connections Per Second
The early years matter because, in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. These are the connections that build brain architecture – the foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend.
18 Months: Age At Which Disparities in Vocabulary Begin to Appear
Early experiences and the environments in which children develop in their earliest years can have lasting impact on later success in school and life. Barriers to children’s educational achievement start early, and continue to grow without intervention.