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ERIC Number: ED503149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Society's First Line of Defense. An Interview with Developmental Psychologist Deborah Phillips. Perspectives
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
The field of developmental psychology offers new insights into the link between the quality and nature of early relationships with caregivers to the healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. Three dimensions of child care seem to make the most difference: the interactions between young children and their caregivers, the child's individual temperament, and the peer dynamics in the childcare environment. Under conditions of extreme, persistent poverty, the healthy development of young children is compromised in many ways. Early intervention, detection and prevention are society's first line of defense against a wide range of future disabilities ranging from mild to severe. [The interviewer for this report was Dorian Friedman.]
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A