When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years (Institute for Child Success)

“The Institute for Child Success recently published a new brief, When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years (January 2015). The brief discusses the importance of executive function and self-regulatory skills in early childhood, the developmental course of these skills, the critical role of early caregivers, and recommendations to support the development of these important skills. Some of the recommendations include: adopt a two-generation approach to policy and practice; invest in programs and practices that strengthen adult caregiver capacity; use place-based, public-private strategies and tools; and expand early developmental screening, practices, and interventions.” Read it here.