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Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

March 28, 2018
Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them. A landmark 1995 study found that children from […]

5 Myths about Childhood Maltreatment

April 29, 2015
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about child abuse. Child abuse, or maltreatment, can take […]

Stress and Early Brain Growth

April 21, 2015
ACEs are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain.  This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from […]

The Effects of Poverty on Childhood Brain Development

December 22, 2014
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Top Skills… teachers are looking for in kindergarten

August 30, 2013
Enthusiasm Toward Learning “I look for those qualities that prime children to be successful in school,” says Kim Hughes. Does the child approach learning enthusiastically? Is […]
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