17.09.2010 -

Audio interview with Dr Jack Shonkoff on the science of early childhood development

Dr Jack Shonkoff, a leading expert on the subject of early childhood, is Professor of Child Health and Development and Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (USA).

He discusses why the first years are crucial; what science has to tell us about brain development in early childhood; the effects of “toxic stress” and the meaning of “brain plasticity”; and what conditions are needed to ensure that children’s early years provide a solid foundation for the rest of their lives.

Listen to the interview
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