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Document Number: 9752

Building the Brain’s “Air Traffic Control” System: How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Function - This brief reviews the research literature about the relationship between brain development and self-regulation skills and shows that such skills are foundational to school readiness and social competence. Researchers further illustrate how early experiences – whether at home or in a formal education program – can significantly shape these skills. The brief urges early education programs to more intentionally focus on self-regulation in their curriculum, professional development and assessment. (Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, 2011)...

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