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5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return (Slovak translation)

Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “serve and return,” and it takes two to play! Follow the 5 steps in this guide, translated into Slovak, to practice serve and return with a child. […]

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InBrief: The Science of Neglect (Slovak translation)

This brief, translated into Slovak, explains why neglect, or the absence of responsive, supportive care, can affect the formation of the developing brain, impairing later learning, behavior, and health. This material was generously translated into Slovak by the Carpathian Foundation.

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Building the Core Skills Youth Need for Life: A Guide for Education and Social Service Practitioners (Slovak translation)

This guide for practitioners who work with adolescents, translated into Slovak, explains the science behind the core skills that youth need, what affects the development of these skills, and how practitioners can help, including: 5 Ways to Help Youth Build Their Core Skills How Stress Affects Developing Core Skills 5 Ways to Deliver Services That […]

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InBrief: Executive Function — Skills for Life and Learning (Slovak translation)

Research on the developing brain shows us that early childhood experiences build the foundation for a skilled workforce, a responsible community, and a thriving economy. A new evidence base has identified a set of skills that are essential for school achievement, for the preparation and adaptability of our future workforce, and for avoiding a wide […]

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InBrief: The Science of Resilience (Slovak translation)

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 […]

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8 Things to Remember about Child Development (Slovak translation)

Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions. In this list, originally […]

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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change (Slovak subtitles)

This 5-minute video, subtitled in Slovak, 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, […]

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InBrief: The Science of Neglect (Slovak subtitles)

Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. This edition of the InBrief series, subtitled here in Czech, explains […]

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How-to: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return (Slovak subtitles)

This how-to video, subtitled in Slovak, breaks down serve and return interactions into 5 simple steps and features adults and young children doing each step together.

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Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development (Slovak subtitles)

Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development. While moderate, short-lived stress responses in the body can promote growth, toxic stress is the strong, unrelieved activation of the body’s stress management system in the absence of protective adult support. Without caring adults to buffer children, the unrelenting stress caused by […]

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A still from the video The Science of Early Childhood Development with Slovak subtitles, showing two female caregivers holding two babies.

InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development (Slovak Subtitles)

This video from the InBrief series, subtitled here in Slovak, addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society. This translation was provided by the Carpathian Foundation.

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