[R-0165] S3. Child Development

Citation: Center on the Developing Child: Harvard University. (2017). Three principles to improve outcomes for children and families. Report. Retrieved from site [or enter “Three principles to improve outcomes for children and families” in your search window].

Abstract: The authors state that based on the science of child development and the core capabilities of adults, policymakers and practitioners should use the following three principles to guide efforts to improve outcomes for children and families: support responsive relationships for children and adults, strengthen core life skills, and reduce sources of stress in the lives of children and families.

Integration: The information offered in this report may be infused with content presented in the early childhood courses Child Development; Child, Family, and Community; Child Guidance; Curriculum Planning; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; and Social and Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Attachment; Child Development; Child, Family, and Community; Child Guidance; Core Life Skills; Curriculum Planning; Economic Productivity; Families; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Healthy Development; Policies; Practices; Responsive Relationships; Supportive Parenting; Social and Emotional Development; Strategies; Stress; Systems; Trust

Notes: Pair this resources with the 9:19-minute video Building Positive Relationships with Young Children. Have students document the ways in which teachers in the video build responsive relationships with children in an early childhood setting.