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QT30: WHY THE FIRST 1,000 DAYS OF A CHILD’S LIFE ARE REMARKABLE

u0-eus-d1-0920471bad63541eb6fab91bb98d8723^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrA Child’s brain rapidly grows and constantly transforms. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, their brains, and their emotions. Spending quality time with kids is important to support their development.

You help children learn with each moment of eye contact, each new word you speak to them, and every time you make them laugh.

Set kids on the right track before they enter kindergarten. Every day spend 30 minutes of quality time with the little ones in your life.  What a baby learns in his or her early years helps guide them, and you can help.

Happy and healthy lives start early. Thankfully, it is easy to give your child a health start! You can find plenty of fun, engaging activities here.

Feel free to share this blog with other caregivers, parents, providers, and families. Spread the word about QT 30 to help more families learn about healthy child development.  And, post your favorite activities on the QT 30 Community Wall!

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Do you have questions about your child’s development? Is the child’s growth on track? Do you need extra support to be the best parent you can be? Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a Help Me Grow specialist, they care and will always have your best interest in mind. Help Me Grow can guide you in the right direction! All it takes is one call.

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