The first 1000 days of children’ lives lay the foundation for their full development. This is a time of great brain activity when babies and young children need nurturing care, and to feel loved and protected.
Nurturing care also means keeping children safe from harm and neglect, providing them good nutrition so that they grow healthily, as well as stimulation for learning.
From birth, children form relationships with those who care for them, and they learn important communications skills. Early Life Tips provides information on good practice for parents, families, caregivers and health care providers.
Early Life Tips is designed for anyone interested in learning about early child development during critical periods, starting at the very first moments of their existence.
It provides practical tips to assist parents and caregivers in promoting child development and meeting the rights of children to grow healthy in safe environments, form attachments of love and affection with their parents and caregivers and lifelong learning.