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World leaders in early childhood development are together as we speak discussing the continuously expanding neuroscience that supports arguments for developmentally-appropriate, informed and intentional early childhood programs. We hope some of you have been following along on Twitter; for now, a few highlights. We’ll post more later on this important gathering.


Among the speakers are Jack Shonkoff of The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University:


The event is also highlighting a great article just published in The Lancet by Anthony Lake and Margaret Chan titled “Putting science into practice for early child development”. (Mr. Lake is also at the UNICEF event this morning.)


The Twitter feed has featured some questions that focus the discussion on engaging debate with the scientific findings on early brain development as the foundation for policy and funding priorities.


To review the entire feed from this event, search #ECDChampions on Twitter.
Post written by Patrick Webster.


This post originally appeared, in a slightly different form, at the Along Shady Lane blog, © 2014 Shady Lane, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

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