Core Concepts of Early Childhood Development 

These core concepts from Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University       the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, are the core domains of child development.  The series studies how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences impact our bodies and brains.  Watch the video and "Learn more" from the pages within each domain.

Key Concepts of Ealy Child Development
Father's and baby

 

EXPERIENCES BUILD BRAIN

ARCHITECTURE

Experiences Build Brain Architecture

 

SERVE & RETURN INTERACTION

SHAPES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

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TOXIC STRESS DERAILS

HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT

Toxic Stress Derails Brain Development

 

HOW RESILIENCE IS BUILT

RESILIENCE VIDEO

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND

SELF-REGULATION

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION VIDEO