Early Childhood Development

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original broadcast – Thursday, April 21, 2011

Learning doesn't start at kindergarten. From birth to six years is a critical time for brain development.  And those early years play a big role in how kids will do in school and life. We'll explore early learning and see how simple activities like reading and playing with blocks can help little ones success. Plus new findings from the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. It's a special Our Kids: Our Business edition of Health Matters.

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Guest Panelists

  • Gina Lebedeva, PhD. Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences,  University of Washington
  • Dan Moorman, MD  Pediatrician, CHAS Deer Park
  • Mary Schauer, Center for Early Childhood Sevices, NE WA Educational Service District 101
  • Roy Harrington, MA  Senior Research Associate, WSU Extension Area Health Education Center

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