Beyond the Headlines: Early Childhood Development

Nurturing young minds is key to ensuring a healthy and happy childhood.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BEYOND THE HEADLINES
June 28, 2014
Early Childhood Development (HDBH1407)
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings


Each "Beyond the Headlines" show focuses on a different topic affecting the people who make up the fabric of the Bay Area. Today's program looks at Early Childhood Development, those precious years between birth and 5-years-old.

We know that nurturing young minds is key to ensuring a healthy and happy childhood. Our guests show us how the future of our society depends on our ability to develop this next generation.

Research has shown that exercising a baby's brain the first years of life has a dramatic impact on their development. The Bay Area Council took note of that during their annual Outlook Conference because well-educated children will have an effect on California's economy. ABC7 News reporter Lyanne Melendez filed this story in May.

Studio Guests

Ross Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor of Pschology, U.C. Davis
http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Thompson/
Twitter: @RoAllenThompson

Diane Levin
Chief Deputy Director, First 5 California
http://first5california.com/parents
https://www.facebook.com/first5california
Twitter: @First5CA

Matt Regan
Vice-President of Policy, Bay Area Council
http://www.bayareacouncil.org/
https://www.facebook.com/bayareacouncil
Twitter: @bayareacouncil
http://www.TalkingisTeaching.org
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