System Design: Applying 21st Century Science to Improve Outcomes for Children

Susan Crowley
Tien Ung
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Twenty-first century science tells us that providing very young children with the supportive relationships and conditions they need for healthy development has life-long positive effects on learning, behavior, and health. Educators and systems leaders involved in early learning and care know that early childhood is the ideal time to create environments that build healthy brain architecture. How can everyone in the early childhood ecosystem foster the conditions that will achieve greater impacts on the development of children and the lives of families facing chronic adversity? In this Let’s Talk, learn about the science of early childhood development. Facilitators also guide participants through a decision matrix that sparks analysis of how a current practice or policy priority does or does not align with the science.

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