About ChildUp

Help Your Child Succeed!

Since 2005, the ChildUp Team of early childhood development experts and dedicated parents is providing information and developing solutions & tools for parents who intend to raise successful and happy children.

The ChildUp Early Learning Model is based on decades of practical positive parenting experience in real life situations and families, backed up by leading worldwide scientific research in early education from the past 10 years.

The 5 Keys of the ChildUp Early Learning Model

1. Newborns Are Ready to Succeed at Anything

Any human newborn in good health is ready to learn everything, and be successful and even excel at anything. The thousands of genes of the baby’s brain are like switches just waiting to be turned on (or not!) by experience and the environment. The first years are the most crucial years for the building of the brain which - with about 86 billion neurons eager to connect together - will never be so agile and flexible later in life.

2. Talent Grows with Effort and Practice

The idea that some lucky children may be “gifted” from birth is a pernicious myth. A focus on effort, rather on intelligence or ability, is much more encouraging. Children who think that talent and intelligence are not inborn, but made, get better results in any domain.

3. Parents Are the First Role Models and Teachers of their Children

A strong learning culture in the family and a patient and long-lasting involvement of the parents in the learning process are crucial for the optimal development of their children’s abilities. Parents have a heavy influence on the development, schooling, career and life of their offspring.

4. The Goal Is to Be Fully School Ready

Math and language are essential for the good development of children’s intellectual and social skills, what is a good reason to pay attention to it from day one. Well prepared (advanced) children starting kindergarten and elementary/primary school with solid foundations in math and language will keep this precious advantage for life.

5. Games Are Great Early Learning Tools

Indeed, academic learning is work that requires concentration, discipline, and perseverance. At the same time, in matters of early education, play is as important as work. Since children like playing, and since any game is educational, it’s a good strategy to use play and games as favorite early learning tools… and rewards.

People Behind ChildUp

Alan Debonneville

Co-Founder & CEO

Tina Stephenson

Child Behavior Specialist

John Debonneville


Klaris Leung

Child Psychology Specialist