Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.  This series of position statements includes topics such as the benefits of a home-like environment, the power of open-ended materials, and the benefits of incorporating the arts.

Town Square Research to Practice Statement: Supporting the Development of Executive Function

 

This tip sheet focuses on cultural considerations for providers working with immigrant or refugee families to better understand early experiences as they relate to brain development. It offers suggestions for beginning a conversation with families about supporting healthy brain development through experiences and relationships and perspectives that support a provider’s sensitive engagement with families.

Healthy Brain Development Tip Sheet

Healthy Brain Development Tip Sheet – Spanish

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This article gives information about the ways in which connections in the brain for young children are built through experiences and positive caregiving relationships, as well as the effects of stress on the developing brain of a young child. It is a helpful introduction to brain development for providers or families.

Early Experiences Build the Brain Article

Early Experiences Build the Brain Article – Spanish