Help Your Child Thrive

A science-based early development resource

A child’s brain develops rapidly from birth to age three, producing more than a million neural connections each second. Genes determine when these connections are formed, but how these connections are formed is shaped by the environments and experiences a baby is exposed to. As primary caretakers and first teachers, parents are in a unique position to support their child’s development.

Parents want the best for their child, we do too! This is why Inceptive was born (pun intended): to bring today’s busy parents cutting-edge research and tools to help create the optimal learning environment for their child in the early years, from 0 months to 3 years.

This brief two-minute video explains the basic concepts in brain development and demonstrates how the early experiences directly influence it. 

Areas of development

Different areas of brain are responsible for different developmental functions such as physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional. But the brain is a highly integrated organ– various parts of the brain are connected and they affect each other. We can’t separate these different parts and functions in the brain because the brain is not separating them. So, to promote a healthy development in the early years, we need to consider them as a whole. However, to make the information accessible and easy to digest, we’ve divided them into following categories: 

Physical development
Cognitive development
Socio-emotional development

Why Inceptive?

Trustworthy information

We curate data from trusted sources like world-renowned universities, research institutes, nonprofits, and early childhood development experts from across the globe.

Save time

We do the work of finding the latest child development research and news so you don’t have to dig through search results and figure out which ones are current.

Unbiased sources

We are a non-profit working for the public good. You won’t find any distracting banner ads or sponsored products. Just relevant information organized and ready to read, listen or watch.

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The articles, podcasts and videos on Inceptive are curated from research institutes and nonprofits, along with leading educators and health professionals in the field of early childhood development.


• relating to or marking the beginning of something;
• initial

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Is it Autism? Learn to identify early signs before speaking with your doctor.

According to CDC, Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. Experts don’t fully understand all the causes of Autism and there is not a cure that eliminates it. However, research  has shown that early intervention leads to significant improvements in the quality of life. This video explains how to identify early signs by distinguishing between the behaviors of children with, and without, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Author: Dr. Rebecca Landa Source: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Time to watch: 09:02

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