The Impact of Early Experience on Childhood Brain Development: Jack Shonkoff

Author: 

Jack Shonkoff

Publication Date: 

April, 2010

On April 13, 2010, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University sponsored an event that focused on the science of early brain development and the role that chronic stress early in life plays in the arrested development of children raised in risky situations. The policy implications of these and similar findings were discussed. This segment features Jack P. Shonkoff, Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, who discussed the important foundations that must be laid down in early childhood for a successful society.