The Significance of Birth
September 9th, 2014
Drs. Gigi Chawla and Mike Troy will speak to both the thought-leading strategies and the science that validates increased attention and investment in early childhood development. Drawing from their frontline insights as a pediatrician and clinical psychologist, respectively, they will speak to the value of understanding that brain development is dramatic and profound in a child’s earliest months and years and is a critical part of creating a foundation for life-long well-being as well as academic success.
Further information from the speakers:
As one of the largest pediatric health systems in the country, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota believes a strong start is critical to long-term health and success, and the importance of early childhood development cannot be overstated. Children’s is engaged in an effort to build greater awareness about the importance of a child’s development in the earliest years and to identify collaborative methods to reach more children in their first years of life. It recently released a position paper titled Foundation for Life: The Significance of Birth to Three, and is engaging withcommunity leaders in the Twin Cities and beyond with expertise in the areas of early childhood health, education and development. You can find more information on this effort here: http://www.childrensmn.org/blog/earlychildhood/.