This brief from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University summarizes essential scientific findings on the brain development of infants and toddlers. The science of early brain development can inform investments in early childhood. These basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
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