Brain development starts at conception. The mother and father's emotional and physical well-being is critical for a baby’s healthy brain. In work with expectant families, Early Head Start staff have an incredible opportunity to influence brain development at a crucial time. This plenary from a Virtual Birth to Three Institute describes the foundational growth and development of the prenatal brain, the value of early intervention, and offers insight into the many factors that impact long-term health and learning.
Note: This resource is under review.