Overview of Services

 

The early years of a child's life are ones of rapid growth and development. Early experiences, especially those occurring within the first five years of life, are foundational for linguistic, conceptual, and motor skill development, as well as long-term emotional health, moral development and overall intelligence. Children who receive prenatal care, have developmental support early in life and participate in high-quality preschool programs are more likely to experience success. Specifically, they are more likely to score higher on IQ and achievement tests, attend college and become gainfully employed. Further, these children are less likely to engage in criminal conduct in their teen and adult years. Early developmental services and education provide opportunities and experiences for children to grow and learn to their fullest potential.