Research

March 28, 2018

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

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 […]
April 29, 2015

5 Myths about Childhood Maltreatment

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 […]
April 21, 2015

Stress and Early Brain Growth

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 […]
December 22, 2014

The Effects of Poverty on Childhood Brain Development

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August 30, 2013

Top Skills… teachers are looking for in kindergarten

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 […]