Over 150 state and community partners from across Washington gathered at the State’s Capitol last Wednesday, June 21st to join Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Founder and Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, kickoff the Washington Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) First 1,000 Days at the event, “Brain Science Leads the Way: So What, Now What?”
On January 24th and 25th, Ascend at the Aspen Institute hosted the Aspen Forum on Children and Families. This convening brought together policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists to lift up a set of solid ideas for investing in the economic stability and educational success of children and families. The agenda, links to full recordings, and a link to their latest report, Children and Families at the Center, are available at their website: https://www.aspeninstitute.o
Washington State Frontiers of Innovation requests Letters of Interest from Community Leaders for First 1,000 Days project
The science of Early Brain Development shows us that supporting positive parent-child relationships buffers children from stress and promotes optimal development in the first 1,000 days. We hear from communities that this work with children and parents can be complicated by the many federal, state, and community initiatives, programs and policies.