Early Years Brain Development



   the newborn
from 3-6 years
12 years and later

Early Years Brain Research 


"In the early years, children’s brains form twice as many synapses as they will eventually need.  If these synapses are used repeatedly in a child’s day to day life, they are reinforced and become part of the brain’s permanent circuitry.  If they’re not used repeatedly, or often enough, they are eliminated.  In this way experience plays a crucial role in ‘wiring’ a young child’s brain."

Pg.17, Rethinking the Brain by Rima Shore © 1997 Families & Work Institute

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