My term paper I researched early child development and the brain- the base for health, learning, and the behavior of children. A child's early years are critically important for they provide the foundation for the rest of their life, as an adolescent, and as an adult. Children who are well nurtured can live well and create better societies for all. Yes, children are our future and by investing in them at their earliest ages, we invest in everyone's human and economic development. Early child hood is the most rapid period of development in a human life. A child creates their own sense of identity. In fact, it is important for a child to have a sense of identity. Although individual children develop at their pace, all children progress through an identifiable sequence of physical, cognitive, and emotional growth and change. The early child development approach is base on that children respond best when caregivers use specific techniques designed to encourage and stimulate progress to the next level of development. Early childhood is the time during which essential, intellectual, and emotional abilities form. Keeping young children safe and nurturing them is protective against lifelong problems. Including the risk of becoming involved in violence. Early experiences impact the brain development, shaping the brains physical growth and sculpting neural connections. This occurs primarily between birth and school age years. Also, the family, community and society are powerful in shaping young children's development. Infants grow at a very rapid rate during the first one and a half years of life. Their development is not only physical, it is also mental, emotionally, and social. These developments are the blue prints for further development in life. During development, there are three basic developmental laws. The first one is the baby's development in the head region, followed by the upper body, followed by the trunk portion, and lastly the legs and feet.