The foundation for children’s development
According to the World Health Organisation in South East Asia, a child’s brain develops fastest in the first 2-3 years.
Early childhood development is considered to be the most important phase in life which determines the quality of health, well-being, learning and behaviour across the life span.
The course that development takes in each person depends critically on the quality of stimulation, support and nurturance that the child experiences in his or her family, neighbourhood, and care environments. When these are deficient or unsupportive child development can be seriously malaffected.
The nurturing care includes Nutition, Health, Safety and Security, Responsive Care, and Early Learning. The nurturing care means supporting parents and caregivers to:
- Breastfeed and provide nutitious food;
- Maintain good health during conception, pregnancy and in the postnatal period;
- Provide a nuturing and safe environment;
- Give their children opportunities to explore and learn.
Source link World Health Organisation in South East Asia