Supporting your Child’s Brain Development

Parents play an important role in their baby/child's brain development.  As a parent, you interact with your baby on a daily basis, and you are their first and best teacher.  These interactions can help your baby/child reach their full potential.

Below are some websites and resources where you will find useful information to help you support your child’s brain development.

If you have any questions related to parenting, call our Healthy Families Hotline and speak with one of our Public Health Nurses at 519-258-2146 ext. 1350.  We're here to help!


Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five- TED

This video discusses how a parent can support their child’s healthy brain development through engaging in regular positive interactions with their child.

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

Did you know that everyday moments, like a game of peek-a-boo, helps to build brains? This video outlines 5 steps parents/caregivers can do to help build healthy brains.


Early On Child and Family Centres (CFC) 
There are 30 Early On Child and Family Centres through out Windsor-Essex. These centres offer FREE programs, both in-person and on-line, to families with children 0 to 6 years of age to support early learning and child development.


Healthy Babies Healthy Brain 
This website provides videos, and useful links to assist you in helping you support your baby’s brain development (e.g., by responding to your baby’s needs, providing a safe and loving home for your baby, helping your baby safely explore his or her surroundings, etc.).