Research studies have consistently found that the early years of life are critical to the emotional and intellectual development of a child. 75% of brain growth is completed during the first six years.
A warm, nurturing and stimulating environment is important for each child's early development. Children are constantly learning and developing so it is important for parents to support this early learning at home.
Barnardos have published two booklets which offer parents valuable information on early childhood learning and working in partnership with your child's preschool. Both documents can be downloaded below