We begin learning before birth and this ability only increases for our first 1,000 days of life. Our brains grow more during our first three years of life than at any other time period. However, for most of us, we don’t enter a classroom during this incredible time.  This means the people that surround us- our families, caregivers and friends, have a lot to teach us. This can seem like a big responsibility, and it is. But the best news is that learning happens in the usual daily activities that all of us need to do while taking care of infants and toddlers.  Feeding a baby, changing a diaper, helping a toddler get dressed- these are all opportunities for adult and child to learn together. It all starts with bonding and meeting a baby’s basic needs.