"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
Early Childhood Development
Birth - 6 months
6 - 12 months
12 - 24 months
2 - 3 years
3 - 5 years
Getting School Ready
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Make your voice heard.
Participate in public discussions that let others know the critical importance of the early years in a child's life.
Support more public investment in services that help parents in their role as their child's first teacher.
Raise your voice for high-quality, affordable programs for those who need and want them.
Encourage community leaders to invest in safe playgrounds and parks for young children.
Support local levies for schools, libraries, and zoos.
Spend time observing your child's program.
Participate in public private partnerships to create funding for affordable, quality early care and education for Ohio families.
Educate policymakers, businesses and public about the rapid brain development that occurs during the first years of life.
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