Early Childhood Stimulation

Glossary Term

Early Childhood Stimulation

Early childhood stimulation is the interaction between young children and their caregivers, providing children with the opportunity to learn about their environment from the earliest age. In practice, stimulation is about parents and other caregivers being responsive to the emotional and physical needs of their children from birth onward, playing and talking with them (even before children can respond verbally), and exposing them to words, numbers, and simple concepts while engaging in daily routines.