Parents are the primary caregivers to their children. They play the role of early teacher, nurse and moral guide.
Sometimes, however poverty or other factors make it difficult for parents to coordinate all these roles to best meet their children’s needs.
Integrated early services include a range of services such as health screening, family supports and early childhood education. These can level the playing field for children at risk, especially those from different socio-economic backgrounds and poor neighbourhoods.
Above all, integrated early services are the perfect example of how by working together towards a common goal, parents and communities can help children thrive and reach their full potential.