Following a two-year collaboration with the Interactive Media Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California to develop and test new ways of communicating the science of early childhood development, the Center on the Developing Child has released the collaboration’s first product, “Brain Hero.” The three-minute video depicts how actions by a range of people in the family and community can affect a child’s development. Based loosely on such games as "Guitar Hero," "SimCity," and "The Game of Life," the video adapts the visual sensibility of interactive game models to a video format and portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can influence life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community.
Art Rolnick - Economic Case for Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development Saves Money
How can the lessons learned by a pre-Civil War Economist impact our understanding of early childhood development? In this TEDxTC Talk, Art Rolnick, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee, makes the case for the monetary value of educating at-risk youth.
Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being
This video is a product of the Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action meeting in June of 2011. Participants in the meeting worked to develop a joint vision for the future of their work. This video is the visual representation of that vision.
The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood
This edition of the InBrief series explains why a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. The brief summarizes findings from The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood, a report co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs.
Say YES to Safe Sleep
From Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
Check out their new Say YES to Safe Sleep video based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Learn how pediatricians recommend that you help your baby sleep safely. Unsafe infant sleep can lead to suffocation or strangulation.