001. Babies and Toddlers: The Science of the First 1,000 Days and How to Tell the Story for Impact
|Date:||Wednesday July 18, 2018|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 10:30 AM|
Every family knows that babies are amazing. In the blink of an eye, they learn to mimic a facial expression or voice a new sound. While we have all reveled in the magical way that babies learn, we have a lot more work to do to translate that knowledge into practice and policies that support infants and toddlers and their families. Research in the last two decades has underscored the importance of the first years of children’s lives in setting the foundation for life and education success. Ellen Galinksy, chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and executive director of Mind in the Making, will provide the science of a strong start, which propels our urgency for improving policies and practices that promote healthy development and learning. Sandy Won, Senior Vice President at GMMB, which specializes in cause-related communications, will share insights from opinion research with voters and policymakers on how best to communicate about the importance of policies and investments for young children and their families.