Health and Development


Pediatrician with child




EPEL works collaboratively with schools, early learning programs, and health care to connect families with resources, services, and information needed to support their children's healthy growth and development. EPEL connects families with partners to help meet basic needs, home visiting, developmental concerns, childcare/preschool, behavior/mental health services, and supportive parenting resources.

Healthy children begin with empowering new families with prenatal education about the development of children during the First 2,000 Days from birth to Kindergarten.

The first five years of a child's life shapes their future as 85-90% of brain growth occurs during those important years. Remember, children develop at their own pace, but it is essential to stay attuned to developmental milestones critical for Kindergarten readiness.