early childhood development

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Children’s Pedcast: Developing the infant-toddler brain

Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Minnesota senior medical director of primary care; and Mike Troy, PhD, clinical psychologist, medical director of behavioral health services, and associate medical director of Children’s Neuroscience Institute, from Children’s Minnesota discuss the importance of early childhood development for the infant-toddler brain between birth and age 3.

Eighty percent of the brain develops by the time a child turns 3. Drs. Chawla and Troy talk about how children can best learn in those early years, what parents need and don’t need to raise a child, and Children’s Amazing Is and Talking is Teaching campaigns.

Children’s Pedcast can be heard on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube and Vimeo. Find more Children’s Pedcast episodes.