The growth and development that takes place between birth and age 5 sets the stage for the rest of life. Research confirms that during these years it is critical to maximize learning and provide a solid foundation for future success.
You have been asked to design an early childhood care program in your community. Share specific ideas about how early childhood care professionals can create an environment that protects, encourages, enables, and enriches young children. Think in terms of addressing the developmental domains: cognitive, physical, and social/emotional.