Research and experience proves how vital prevention and early intervention services are for young children and their families; but what happens when communities and partners don’t come together to support children? What’s at stake, what do we risk?
Regarding young children and potential development challenges, inaction brings a high cost. The future of our community is at stake. It takes fewer resources to support children early on than to intervene later in life. Early child development not only benefits children today but has direct impact on the stability and prosperity of the greater community in the future.
At CDI, we encourage infants and young children to practice skills like self regulation, social engagement, problem solving and play. We work to support their caregivers with information, connection and community. We strive to help children learn how to be proactive not reactive; resilient people who are problem solvers. This will give us a more productive, healthy society.