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Nebraska Law Enforcement Leaders Say Quality Early Learning Can Keep Kids Out of Prison Later

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine and Douglas County Sheriff Timothy Dunning released a new report on the critical influence quality early learning can have on a child's trajectory, particularly if the child is at risk. A strong start prepares children for success in school and reduces the chance they will drop out and become involved in crime later.  Read More

July 21, 2017  |  Posted in General

Brain Development is Positively or Negatively Influenced by the Quality of Children’s Relationships

Science has demonstrated that children who are repeatedly exposed to adverse childhood experiences face severe developmental impacts. Instead of having children who expect to be well cared for and safe, we have children whose expectations of the world lead them to scan repeatedly for the possibility of danger, leaving their nervous system in a chronic state of alert and flooded with high levels of stress hormones. Read More

July 13, 2017  |  Posted in General

New Research: Screen Time Linked to Delayed Speech Development

The more time children under age 2 spend playing with smart phones, tablets, electronic games and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in May. Read More

July 06, 2017  |  Posted in General Research

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