InBrief Series

The InBrief series provides brief summaries of scientific research on the science of early childhood development and its implications for policy and programs. Each edition of the series is available in video and PDF format.

The Science of ECD InBrief

InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

This brief explains how the science of early brain development can inform investments in early childhood. These basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

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The Science of Neglect InBrief

InBrief: The Science of Neglect

This brief explains why neglect, or the absence of responsive, supportive care, can affect the formation of the developing brain, impairing later learning, behavior, and health.

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