80% of brain development happens before a child's 3rd birthday

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See what's happening with
your baby's brain as it grows.


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Before they are born, babies develop all the nerve cells they will have in their brains. Prenatal care and support for moms helps babies have a safer, healthier birth.



Good nutrition, cuddling, and reducing stress help babies develop the building blocks for learning and memory.

Year 1

Year 1

Your toddler’s brain has more than doubled in size. Reading, singing songs, and playing games with your child builds language and social skills.

Year 3

Year 3

Your child’s brain has grown to 80% of its adult size. Helping your baby count and compare builds early math skills.

Year 5

Year 5

90% of brain development happens before the first day of kindergarten. First 1,000 Days Sarasota helps all children get a strong start in life.

Try these fun activities to grow
your baby's brain.

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Everyday brain boosts

Simple things you can do right now to help your child learn and develop.

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