Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body
We know that the foundations of lifelong health are built early. But we don’t often discuss the considerable effects on both short- and long-term outcomes in physical and mental health and learning. Featured speaker, Dr. Tariq Khan shares why these early moments matter and highlights Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child’s recent groundbreaking working paper, “Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body: Early Childhood Development and Lifelong Health Are Deeply Intertwined”. As the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, housed at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University states, “the policy and practice implications of this knowledge are striking: Strategic investments in young children and the adults who care for them affect long-term physical and mental health as much as they affect early learning”.