Educators and charities in Jersey have been highlighting the early years of a child's life which are key to their welfare and development.
The '1001 Critical Days' programme refers to the first three years in a child's life, an important period for building a child's self esteem and educational attainment in the future.
It is ahead of National Children's Day on Sunday, with events being held to educate islanders about building a healthy family.
Ruth Brunton, CEO of Brighter Futures, describes how each day is important in a child's development.
- Watch Jessica Savage's full report on '1001 Critical Days'