Save the Date [Lecture]: 5/20/15

Promoting Life-Long Health:  The Psychological Roots of Physical Well-Being Presenter:  Allan Schore Wednesday, May 20th, 7:30 – 9pm Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH In this 45-minute lecture, Schore will describe how early psychological experience establishes habits of mind, body, and behavior that set the path for life-long health or disease.  This lecture [...]

September 16th, 2014

Save the Date [Workshop]: 5/20/15

Where Do Children’s Minds Come From?  The Relational Roots of Healthy Brains Wednesday, May 20th, 1-5pm Presenter:  Allan Schore, Ph.D., Award-winning researcher and Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Wilder Event Center, 2087 Hartford Ave., Wilder, VT Allan Schore was the first neuropsychologist to relate brain development to the quality of babies’ attachment.  His [...]

September 16th, 2014

The Common Core State Standards: Caution and Opportunity for Early Childhood Education

On November 26, 2012, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) released a new paper, The Common Core State Standards: Caution and Opportunity for Early Childhood Education (November 2012). Currently, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. NAEYC’s paper attempts to provide a framework for the [...]

November 4th, 2013

Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in Early Learning and Education

This new report developed by FSG with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, distills a set of 48 early childhood indicators that reflect healthy development of young children. The report also highlights 10 emerging themes, areas that are not sufficiently addressed by existing indicators and where further inquiry is needed.Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in [...]

November 4th, 2013

Bullying: Can It Begin in Preschool?

Who is responsible when developmentally predictable preschool behavior actually becomes “bullying”? This article addresses this and other questions … Bullying: Can It Begin in Preschool?

November 4th, 2013

Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education

For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate. The research brief “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education,” reviews rigorous evidence on why early skills matter, which children benefit from preschool, the short- and long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s [...]

November 4th, 2013

Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) recently published a new paper, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child (2013). While recognizing the challenges facing African American children and the failure of various systems to address their needs, the report challenges the prevailing discourse about Black children, [...]

November 4th, 2013

New Six-Minute Video Discusses the Science of Neglect

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published a new 6-minute video, InBrief: The Science of Neglect (2013), which explains how significant neglect can harm to a young child’s development, including cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. It also looks at why effective interventions are likely to [...]

November 4th, 2013

FPG Snapshot Summarizes Findings from Landmark Abecedarian Study

A new FPG Snapshot summarizes the findings from follow-up data on the Abecedarian project indicating life-enduring benefits at age 30 for those participating in the high quality early child care intervention project as infant/toddlers/preschoolers. See The Abecedarian Project: High-Quality Early Child Care Has Long-Lasting Effects (April 12, 2012).

April 18th, 2012

Paying Later: The High Costs of Failing to Invest in Young Children

As states tackle difficult budget decisions, many children’s programs are facing significant cuts. A new brief from the Partnerships for America’s Economic Success, entitled Paying Later: The High Costs of Failing to Invest in Young Children (January 2011), discusses why such cuts result in much higher short- and long-term costs, due to an increased prevalence [...]

February 2nd, 2011

Promoting Language and Literacy Skills in Children with Down Syndrome

Investigators at the FPG Child Development Institute recently published a new Snapshot summarizing the findings of a literature review on factors that may influence language development of individuals with Down syndrome. Based on this review, recommendations are provided that emphasize the importance of early and continued language and literacy interventions. To learn more, see Promoting [...]

July 8th, 2010