First 1,000 Days
About the First 1,000 Days
The first 1,000 days refers to the period from conception until the end of a child’s second year. There is a wealth of evidence that shows interventions and support for families and their children during this critical time can have long term positive impacts on a child’s health and wellbeing outcomes. Early positive life experiences, a loving and safe environment, and responsive parenting can all have a positive and protective effect on a child’s development. Little Tasmanian is a key component of the Tasmanian Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy: It Takes a Tasmanian Village, which has a key focus on the first 1,000 days and represents the connection and coordination of passionate people in Government, in communities, and in every home in Tasmania.