Center for the Developing Child – Harvard University

This site has a great deal of valuable instructional information on what parents and caretakers of children can do to optimize their children’s development. Be sure to check out, under the “Science” menu the “Key Concepts” topics, particularly the material on “Serve & Return” which explains how particular types of interactions with young children greatly improves the chances of their developing a strong foundation of self esteem and curiosity. Another valuable resource is their, “Brain-Building Through Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Children” in the “Tools & Guides” section under the “Resource LIbrary” menu.

The Center on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice. As a Center, our greatest promise lies in our ability to channel this collective expertise toward securing a brighter future for the world through enlightened investment in its children.
Mission: drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

This site has a great deal of valuable instructional information on what parents and caretakers of children can do to optimize their children’s development. Be sure to check out, under the “Science” menu the “Key Concepts” topics, particularly the material on “Serve & Return” which explains how particular types of interactions with young children greatly improves the chances of their developing a strong foundation of self esteem and curiosity. Another valuable resource is their, “Brain-Building Through Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Children” in the “Tools & Guides” section under the “Resource LIbrary” menu.

The Center on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice. As a Center, our greatest promise lies in our ability to channel this collective expertise toward securing a brighter future for the world through enlightened investment in its children.
Mission: drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

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