A newborn’s brain doubles in size in the first year, growing nearly 80% of adult size by age three. Research has shown that a child’s experiences in these early years directly affect how the brain develops.
The Partnership works to provide education to families in Essex County who are pregnant or have a baby from newborn to 3 years old on the importance of exposing children during these fundamental years to language and vocabulary.
The Early Childhood Literacy Program is generously funded by the Turrell Fund.
Learn more about the importance of early childhood literacy and how to build your children’s language and vocabulary skills for school readiness: