More than 80% of brain development occurs in the first three years of life. Learn how you can support the healthy development of the youngest children in your program and community.
Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) is a preventive intervention program to strengthen the bond between parent and child and to stimulate early language, cognitive, and social development. The PALS Infant curriculum (PALS 1) consists of 10 sessions and is appropriate for parents of infants from about 5 months to 18 months. PALS Toddler (PALS 2) consists of 12 sessions and is appropriate for parents of toddlers from about 18 months to 3 years. Used across the state of Texas, as well as in nearly 30 states across the country, PALS continues to be refined for use with a variety of populations and in group settings, as well as in the original home-based individual format. Click here to learn about PALS training.