Archive for the ‘Video Learning Library’ Category

Continuity of Care – Reflections from the Field

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The Raising of America – Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Chris Engel says this is a must-watch. Are We Crazy About Our Kids? (32 minutes) is one of the supporting episodes to the forthcoming documentary series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, now in production (more at www.RaisingofAmerica.org). Science has demonstrated […]

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Too Small to Fail

On June 14th, Hillary Clinton announced a new partnership with Too Small to Fail and asks Americans to join the movement — for the future of our kids, and our country. www.toosmall.org

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Empowering Children’s Voices

This video was created by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning as part of their Infant Toddler Conference on Language and Literacy. unsecured credit line

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Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything

Early education programs do not supplant parents, but support them as their childs first and most important teacher. The sad reality is that many low-income parents grew up in poverty and may not have the tools to support their childs education. Evidence-based programs coach low-income parents on […]

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New Video Teaches Parents How to Build a Foundation for Reading Success With Their Children

The message has been clear from countless sources: parents need to read to their children. But what parents really need to know is how they read makes all the difference in the development of their children’s vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills. Research has shown that by reading with their children […]

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Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development. While moderate, short-lived stress responses in the body can promote growth, toxic stress is the strong, unrelieved activation of the body’s stress management system in the absence of protective adult support. Without caring adults […]

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions, and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind […]

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Experiences Build Brain Architecture

The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood. Simpler circuits come first and more complex brain circuits build on them later. Genes provide the basic blueprint, but experiences influence how or whether genes are expressed. […]

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Brain Hero

In 2009, the Center on the Developing Child launched a collaboration with the Interactive Media Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) to develop and test new ways of communicating the science of early childhood development using interactive media. The […]

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