Closing the Gap Between What We Know & What We Do

Harvard University

Stress, Brain Plasticity, Addiction, Brain Architecture, Serve and Return

Harvard Center on the Developing Child, January 2007

This 2007 publication from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child offers a concise, clear overview of the science of early childhood and brain development as it relates to policies and programs that could make a significant difference in the lives of children—and all of society. It includes discussion of seven core concepts of development and their implications for policy and practice.