Multimedia from the Center on the Developing Child




Interactive Features

These web-based interactive features describe and explain key concepts in the science of early childhood development and early childhood program evaluation research using an easy-to-follow slideshow format. View all interactive features >>


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Three Core Concepts in Early Development

This three-part series from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. Read more about this series >>


Brain Hero

Brain Hero

Following a two-year collaboration with the Interactive Media Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California to develop and test new ways of communicating the science of early childhood development, the Center released the collaboration’s first product, “Brain Hero.” This 3-minute video adapts the visual sensibility of interactive game models to a video format. View video >>

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of ChangeBuilding Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes:
A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children's lifelong learning, health, and behavior. View video >>

InBrief Series

This series offers short summaries of recent scientific publications and presentations, available in print form and in video form. Read more about the InBrief series >>

InBrief: Resilience Series

Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. These three videos provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children. Read more and view videos >>


Frontiers of Innovation Videos

The Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative is building an expanding and diverse community of policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and philanthropists and is designed to catalyze cross-sector, cross-disciplinary collaboration and high-impact strategies for innovation in the field of early childhood policy and practice. View videos about Frontiers of Innovation >>


Videos in Spanish and Portuguese

Videos en Español

Several videos from the Center's InBrief series are also available in Spanish. The translations of these videos were made possible with major support from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. The three-minute video Brain Hero is also available in Spanish, made possible with major support from Lincos.

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Many of these videos are also available as Spanish-language print publications.

Videos em Português

Several of the Center's videos have been translated and adapted for a Brazilian audience as part of its collaboration with local experts to use the science of child health and development to guide stronger policies and larger investments to benefit young children and their families in Brazil. The Center's Global Children's Initiative is collaborating with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, and Insper. The translation and adaptation of these videos into Portuguese was provided by Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal.

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Lectures & Presentations 

View recordings of lectures & presentations about the work of the Center and its affiliates >>