Human development thrives significantly during the first eight years of life, based on numerous scientific research done over the past 30 years. It is during this crucial period that the brain develops at such a speed that will never be equaled. It is also during these early years that cognitive, social-emotional, physical and mental health develops and builds a strong foundation that will see one into their adult years. There is, therefore, no doubt that children’s early years are significant and valuable.
There are 3 stages and simplified in the diagram below.
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