Early childhood is the most important and rapid period of development in a person’s lifetime. The years from conception, through birth to eight years of age are critical to the complete and healthy cognitive, emotional and physical growth of an individual.
This development is the key to a person having a full and productive life and ultimately to the progression of a nation. Early childhood is proven to be a critical stage of development that forms the foundation for children’s well-being and learning.
Research has shown that half of a person’s intelligence potential is developed by age 4 and that early childhood interventions can have a long-lasting effect on intellectual capacity, personality and social behaviour.