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Encourage Learning Before Birth

vertical_bar Early Learning Begins in the Womb:

Babies Learn Language

  • Studies show during the last 10-weeks of pregnancy, babies are listening to their mothers' talk.  CLICK HERE to read one article that explores how a mother's conversation impacts their unborn baby's language development. 
  • Research also shows that the 5 senses begin to build during pregnancy. THIS ARTICLE discusses how a mother's pre-natal care can affect this development.



vertical_bar Science of Early Learning:

It used to be that "Early Learning" began when a child started school. Now, research determines this to be false. Instead, the crucial learning time is said to be between pregnancy and 5-years-old. CLICK HERE to learn about other misconceptions, as well as other principles of early learning.

vertical_bar Important Resource:


Science in Seconds: A Short Discussion of "Nature" and "Nurture"

Episode 1 of PBS’s The Secret Life Of The Brain

Annie Murphy Paul on How Babies Learn Before Birth

Announcements & Events

  • CLASS and Program Assessments

      For important information about CLASS or Program Assessments, click on the link below.   ... Read More
  • ELC of Duval in the News

      The ELC of Duval worked with more than 500 child care providers to promote the 2020 Census.  Than... Read More
  • September Service Period Updates

      The ELC of Duval, in partnership with the Office of Early Learning, is continuing to work to ease... Read More
  • Northside Office Has Relocated

      The ELC of Duval's Northside office has relocated to 2255 Dunn Avenue, Bldg. 100, Suite ... Read More

      Don't wait to register for Voluntary Prekindergarten!  Now is the time!  CLICK HERE FOR ... Read More

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