AL Baby Facts

Have you ever wondered how Alabama’s early learning compares to other states? Here is ZERO TO THREE’s Alabama Baby Facts for children ages 0 – 5 years old. Alabama is below the nationwide average for parents or family who read to their child each day, but above the nationwide average for parents or family members who sing and tell stories to their children. Our state is below the nationwide average for developmental screenings to detect developmental and behavioral problems. One in four Alabama children are at a moderate or high risk for developmental behavioral problems.

According to ZERO TO THREE, infants and toddlers are always learning whether it’s in “the home, child care centers, Early Head Start, family child care homes, and family, friend, and neighbor care. High-quality care that promotes positive early learning can have lasting effects into adulthood, particularly for children who are at risk for starting school behind their peers. For more information on these programs, go to www.zerotothree.org/earlylearning.”

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