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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Lally J. Ronald, 2011
A discussion of the influence of the caring environment on the intellectual and brain development of infants, and a presentation of child care and parental leave policy recommendations designed to optimize healthy infant brain development and to lay…
Blair Clancy, Knipe Hilary, Cummings Eric, Baker David P., Gamson David, Eslinger Paul J., Thorne Steven L., 2007
A presentation of a conceptual framework for the exploration of children's development and school readiness using concepts in developmental neuroscience
Bruner Charles, Floyd Sheri L., Copeman Abby, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A description of the essential processes involved in children's early brain development
Gallagher Kathleen Cranley, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the use of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in early child care and education, informed by knowledge of brain development, to best foster neural, social, and emotional development and to minimize effects of stress hormones
Strategies for Children, 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary on brain development and early learning on children under five years of age
Olson Richard K., Gayan Javier, 2001
A discussion of the research of genetics versus environmental influences on children's literacy
Reference Group, April, 1999
A call for government action to invest in early child development in Ontario, Canada, based on information about the relationships between early brain development and learning, behavior, and health
Zigler Edward F., Gilman Elizabeth, 1998
Peer Reviewed
A study of designing high quality mental health child care programs for at-risk young children
Groginsky Scott, Christian Steve, McConnell Laurie, 1998
An examination of several state legislative child care policies and initiatives either enacted, pending, or defeated in response to recent brain development findings, particularly the discovery that babies? brains develop more rapidly and earlier…
Thompson Ross A., n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of what is known about early brain development and its implications for policy and practice