Senator David Frockt blogs about his I-LABS experience

Senate Democrats Blog: David Frockt

Early learning and brain science, UW I-LABS

Wednesday, November 30 2011 - Recently I had the opportunity to learn more about the connection between brain science and the importance of early childhood development programs.

Fellow legislative colleagues, staff and I took a tour of the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS). This cutting edge center conducts innovative research on lifelong learning and the brain using both behavioral and neuroscience methods. The work of co-directors, Dr. Patricia Kuhl and Dr. Andrew Meltzoff is so renowned, their research was highlighted on NBC News Education Nation.

As the I-LABS blog on our visit stresses, “There is a growing synergy between advances in developmental neuroscience and the formulation of innovative and effective policies to improve the lives of all children, starting in the critical first 2,000 days from birth to Kindergarten.”

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