Making An Impact on Developing Brains!

by Deborah McNelis on October 29, 2012

Do you realize ALL that you are doing and can do to make a REAL difference for children? You are critically important!    As I often say  to audiences at the beginning of brain presentations , “I am thrilled that  technology allows the study of the brain, like we've never seen before”. When scientific research began demonstrating that a child's early development is largely determined by the daily environment and experiences, rather than genetics alone, I became extremely excited. I was an early childhood educator at that time and knew the impact of the early years, but having scientific evidence..

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by Deborah McNelis on January 22, 2012

Advances in technology provide the awareness that not only does the brain grow prenatally, but brain research informs us that a great amount of development happens in the pre-school years. It is both critical and exciting to realize that 90% of a child’s brain develops from conception to age five. But, even more important and exhilarating for us, is to have the research demonstrate what best contributes to the healthiest development during this significant time. Additionally, studies reveal that early experiences have a long lasting impact throughout life. This provides us with an extraordinary opportunity. It allows for us to..

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