Every healthcare encounter at Safe Harbor Medical involves promoting healthy childhood development. Understanding a child's development and the application of its principles sets the care of children apart from that of adults. Safe Harbor Medical ensures physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health while protecting the child from infectious diseases, injuries; harmful environmental exposures, and supports the healthy development of the child.
Health promotion efforts should take into account the developmental reality of the child now, as well as her developmental expectations for the next months and developmental potential for growth over time. Encouraging the development of the growing child references early brain growth and development.
Physical health and growth are essential to support brain development. Even more important are the influences of stimulation and positive social ties with family, culture, and community.