Video: Early Childhood Prime Time for Education, Researchers Say

At an event organized by the Seattle Times and Microsoft, Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff, I-LABS co-directors, talked about how babies are born learning but their brains need the right inputs.

Update Dec. 8, 2014: Watch the Seattle Times' LiveWire event, "The Case for Early Learning," on TVW. It will be broadcast Dec. 11, 2-4pm (channel information is online). Or watch it below. After some introductory remarks, Kuhl and Meltzoff present their work beginning at the 9-minute mark:

Original Story: Science and politics shared the stage at an Oct. 15 panel discussion on early-childhood education. Kuhl and Meltzoff shared highlights from their behavioral and brain research on how young children learn language, form relationships, absorb cultural stereotypes, and more. Then a panel of educators and political leaders talked about the importance of early-childhood education.

Read more about the event, organized by the Seattle Times and hosted at Microsoft's Redmond campus, on the Seattle Times' website. And for more information on how children learn and how parents and preschools can help, read a Q&A with I-LABS experts.