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Children's Medical Services - Special services for children with special needs
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Father and daughter; Text - Bringing health care professionals together to serve children and families Family in front of house; Text - Offering high-quality care in a nurturing environment Parents and daughter laughing; Text - Creating a medical home where families are respected and supported
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Brain Development

The basic principles of brain development indicate that early intervention will produce more favorable outcomes than remediation later in life. Babies’ brains require stable, caring, interactive relationships with adults. Supportive relationships and positive learning experiences begin at home, but can also be provided in a variety of environments.

Science clearly demonstrates that intervening as early as possible benefits healthy brain development. A balanced approach to social, emotional, cognitive, and language development will best prepare children for success in school and later in the workplace and community.

To learn more about the science of early childhood development, go to the Center on the Developing Child at www.developingchild.harvard.edu.