Early moments matter for children’s brain development – UNICEF

Children play with Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits inside a UNICEF tent at St Benedict school, in a IDP camp located in a former golf course. Since March 2010, over 1.495 kits have been distributed by UNICEF throughout  the country to support Haitian Ministry of Education and NGO partners in maintaining childhood development programs.

UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain. During this critical window of opportunity, brain cells can make up to 1,000 new connections every second More...

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