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ERIC Number: ED526797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Brain Development and Early Learning: Research on Brain Development. Quality Matters. Volume 1, Winter 2007
Edie, David; Schmid, Deborah
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
For decades researchers have been aware of the extraordinary development of a child's brain during the first five years of life. Recent advances in neuroscience have helped crystallize earlier findings, bringing new clarity and understanding to the field of early childhood brain development. Children are born ready to learn. They cultivate 85 percent of their intellect, personality and skills by age five. The first months and years of life set the stage for lifelong development. Because of the importance of early brain development, what happens in the early years has serious implications for public policy that will be explored in this paper. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. 555 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation; Faye McBeath Foundation; Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families