Expanding on the Science: Foundations of Early Childhood Development

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This webinar is the second in a series of four webinars specifically designed for our Early Learning Fellows. Research and scientific evidence show that positive and negative early influences are critical to the development of children’s brains and can have an impact on learning and school success, behavior and even lifelong health. Listen to Dr. Jack Shonkoff with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University discuss the policy implications of early experiences on the brain. You will also hear from Ron Haskins with the Center on Children and Families at The Brookings Institution respond to the science and also give his thoughts on where early childhood policies are going.   

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  • Steffanie Clothier, NCSL


  • Jack Shonkoff, M.D. Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development; Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
  • Ron Haskins, Ph.D., co-director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families

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PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet