Brain Development Timeline

Our brains continue growing and changing throughout life. To learn more about changes in the brain during different periods of development, click on the images above.

Brain-Building Tip of the Month

Establish a routine and stick to it as much as possible. Routines help children learn what to expect, provide a sense of safety, and help children build trust in their caregivers.

Research in Brief

Caregivers Communicate Stress to Children: Researchers using an experimental model of a newborn brain damaged by oxygen deprivation at birth have discovered that an enriched environment – with increased opportunities for physical activity, socialization and exploring novel stimuli – helped lessen the brain’s deficits.

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