Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

Posted on: October 11, 2012

New research on the developing brain by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has found that early childhood experiences build the foundation for a skilled workforce, a responsible community, and a thriving economy.  This research has identified a set of skills formed in early childhood, including executive function and self-regulation, that are essential for later achievement.  The research also outlines how these lifelong skills develop, what can disrupt their development, and how supporting them pays off in school and in life.  To read a summary of the findings, click here.