Did you know 85% of a child’s brain develops before age 3?
That’s why we’re providing resources for healthy brain development and early education. Newborns at these hospitals get a thoughtful “Resources for Developing Minds” gift—filled with books, toys, and tools to promote parent-child interactions, literacy, and language skills.
And here’s the best part: it’s not just about fun; these tools lay the groundwork for development!
Plus, every parent in Acadiana can access Bright By Text—a mobile service offering tips and activities for kids up to 8 years old, supported by United Way of Acadiana for additional resources.
A heartfelt thanks ( in no particular order) to Lourdes, Ochsner, the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation, the Pugh Family Foundation, Stuller, Blue Cross Blue Shield, One Acadiana, Community Foundation of Acadiana, The Family Tree, Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center, LPSS and the Ready Start Network, LDH/ Office of Public Health, Dr. Brent Prather, The Studer Community Institute, Quint Studer, Build a Brain Build a Life Build a Community, Lafayette Policy Institute for Children, Acadian Ambulance, Dr. Ron Ferguson, Dr. Kenneth Habetz and many many others who have played a pivotal role in the implementation of this initiative.