Early years

Early years

The early years is defined by Welsh Government as the period of life from pre-birth to the end of Foundation Phase or 0 to 7 years of age. These years are a crucial time for children. Children grow rapidly and both their physical and mental development is affected by the environment in which they find themselves in.

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The importance of early childhood in addressing equity and health literacy development in the life-course

World Health Organization

Early Learning Communities Toolkit: An Evidence Informed Guide to Improving Children’s Early Learning Outcomes

Save the Children

Early Years Information Pathway

Welsh Government

Transforming Young Lives across Wales: The Economic Argument for Investing in Early Years Summary Report

Bangor University

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