Neuroscience research shows that 80% of brain development occurs before age three, so giving kids the best possible start in life is key. Learn more about what we do to help children and families in the early years and beyond.
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We're trialing a new approach to early learning based on the latest science on brain development.
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Noni Hazelhurst introduces experts in infant psychiatry and therapy to explain how important the first three years are for healthy brain development.
Child psychiatrist Professor Louise Newman explains how violence and fear create toxic stress that has life-long consequences for children.
UK MP Graham Allen explains why it's critical to get in early with kids and famililes and why it's too costly to wait.
Listen to the 'Life Matters' recording from our State Library of NSW event: 'Child abuse and trauma: Bodies, brains and recovery'
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