Klea Scharberg

The Science of Early Childhood Development

"The healthy development of young children in the early years of life literally does provide a foundation for just about all of the challenging social problems that our society and other societies face," says Jack P. Shonkoff, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University looks at the brain science behind early childhood development.

"When we talk about preparing children to succeed in school, we cannot separate cognitive development from social and emotional development. You can't have one without the other," says Shonkoff. He goes on to explain how a young child's brain is shaped by his experiences, and how interactions with adults, both positive and negative, affect the development of a child's brain. Learn more with ASCD Express.


Comments (3)

Pie Tutors

October 24, 2013

Amazing video !! I am enjoying watching. This video presenting great information on childhood development. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Bharat Dhama

November 1, 2013

Nice video this helping me to understand nature of my child….....thanks for sharing. Parents can also buy   Interesting Preschool books for kid’s   at martmind.com

gerri Porterfield

November 21, 2013

The information is so true and nurturing a child in the first three years makes a huge difference in social and the video is excellent!  Thank-You!

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