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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
The Brain Architects
Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. By improving children’s environments, relationships, and experiences early in life, society can address many costly problems, including incarceration, homelessness, and the failure to complete high school. But if you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher, or someone who works with children every day, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?!” From brain architecture to toxic stress to...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 111 ratings
As a child psychologist and researcher, I’m incredibly grateful for this podcast from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child. I often recommend the podcast to parents and assign it to students in my classes.
Jessie Stern via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/22
Gabzn via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 12/15/20
Great podcast
This podcast is fantastic, thank you for carrying on with episodes during COVID-19 and making them so topical. You discuss complex issues regarding a child’s brain development in an accessible way. I’ve found it particularly valuable when you’ve addressed the ways in which a community can...Read full review »
Joing via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/20/20
Recent Episodes
Published 02/22/22
Contents Podcast Panelists Additional Resources Transcript These days, resilience is needed more than ever, and one simple, underrecognized way of supporting healthy and resilient child development is as old as humanity itself: play. Far from frivolous, play contributes to sturdy brain...
Published 02/22/22
The devastating toll of the pandemic has underscored the critical importance of connecting what science is telling us to the lived experiences of people and communities. In March of 2020, we recorded episodes exploring the impact the coronavirus pandemic could have on child development. Now, a...
Published 06/16/21
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