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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.
 

 

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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:

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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
  • IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR VPK 2020 - 2021

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