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Five Numbers to Remember about Early Childhood Development

April 17, 2017




Hi I’m samia from Arabian Child and today we are going to talk about Five Numbers to Remember about Early Childhood Development


Inspired by a paper published by Harvard University.  

So lets get started!




85% of the brain develops before your 5th birthday, that means a child’s character, his abilities, likes, dislikes are almost entirely built into the brain’s architecture in the early years of life.



the early years matter because in the first years of life, 700 new neural connections are being development every second. These neural connections are developed through interactions between the baby and his environment through, so be responsive to your baby through positive interactions. 



economists have shown that high quality early childhood programs bring impressive returns on investment for our future community.

Every dollar we spend in quality early years services is saving us 9 dollars in the future through increased academic performance, increased earnings, decreased special education, decreased crime, and increased citizenship.


8-10 months

the critical period for language development is between 8to 10 months.

Babies at this age are taking statistics on all the different sounds that hear.

So when an adult is interacting with a baby in their language, the baby will be able to easily learn the statistical structure of the phonemes in that new language. So read and talk to your baby every single day.  



children who suffer from child abuse or neglect and have additional risk factors such as caregiver mental illness, low material education, or poverty, have a 90-100% chance of developmental delays. If you have a concern related to child maltreatment, please don't wait another second, get help by contacting your local child protection authority. They will help you!

Congratulations, you are on your way to becoming child advocate.


For more information about child advocacy, or to read the research studies that were mentioned today in this video, click the links below or visit Arabian Child for more information. Thank you.



Want to learn more about becoming a child advocate? Visit the Pre-K trust, To read about the research studies that were mentioned in this video, visit:

Invest in Early Childhood Development: Reduce Deficits, Strengthen the Economy

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Critical period for language development,

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