The Amazing Transformation

An amazing transformation takes place during the first 2,000 days of life. From the moment little Tomás belts out his first cry, to the moment he greets his kindergarten teachers, so much will have changed. Tomás has learned to talk, to walk, and to imitate his family and friends. He has gone from an infant who needs round-the-clock care, to a curious little boy, learning all he can about the world and how it works.  

Children learn at an incredible pace during their first 5 years of life. With so much to learn before they start school, this is a wonderful and important process. From having the fine motor skills to tie shoes, to understanding other’s emotions, it takes many skills to be school ready.

Let’s dive inside the mind of our youngest learners – and take a peek at the incredible universe behind Tomás’ big, bright eyes.

  • Axon
    output fiber of a neuron
    Cell body
    the neuron's processing center
    input fibers of a neuron
    Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
    a non-invasive brain imaging technique used to determine which regions of the brain are active
    cells located in the brain and throughout the body that are specialized to communicate messages
    the process of removing excess synapses
    Sensitive period
    a time in development when the brain is especially ready to learn a skill
    connection point between neurons