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Child Development in the First Five Years

Proper rest, good nutrition, and a safe home life are things that many of us take for granted, but that Missouri children born into poverty struggle with every day. From birth through kindergarten, a child’s home environment and basic care provisions have a huge impact on their educational success later in live.

Missouri Parent believes that the first five years are critical to a child’s success, which is why we created this series of posts called Child Development in the First Five Years. You can read each post in the series on the Missouri Parent Blog:

Child Development in the First Five Years

Child Development in the First Five Years: The Importance of Rest

Child Development in the First Five Years: Proper Nutrition is Key

Child Development in the First Five Years: A Healthy Home Life

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The first five years make a difference in a child’s life, affecting their ability to learn and thrive in kindergarten and beyond. If you have friends with young children at home, we hope that you’ll share this series of posts.

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