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How Early Experiences Shape Brain Development

Center on the Developing Child  Harvard University

This article compares the executive functions of the brain, including the ability focus, hold, and work with information in the mind,  to the “air traffic control” at a busy airport.  It explains how these critical lifelong skills develop, how early experiences shape this development, and how supporting this development pays off in school and later in life.

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