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The Most Important Number in America is Learning Readiness at Age Four

By |2019-08-26T20:58:44+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding has maintained an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about early brain development and what parents, teachers, and communities can do to promote neural connectivity in children’s brains.  Outlined below are the key points from the full length article. Children Need to be Learning Ready by Age Four Parents, teachers and communities [...]

We Need to Fix This Now

By |2019-07-29T17:49:25+00:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

In May 2019, Intergroup initiated an awareness campaign about learning gaps in schools, and solutions to related problems. The key learnings from the piece are as follows: Learning Gaps We have massive learning gaps in our schools, and those gaps are getting worse because we have growing numbers of children being born into the low end [...]

Cuddling Actually Strengthens Your Baby’s Genes

By |2019-05-23T18:25:08+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

Amazing new science about the huge value and the direct immediate impact and the powerful long-term benefit that results from cuddling our children in the first weeks and months of life now shows us that our genetic programing actually changes in a positive way for children who are cuddled. That is an amazing discovery. Epigenetics [...]

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Writes a Brilliant Book on Adverse Childhood Experiences

By |2018-10-22T19:53:31+00:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

More than 3 million people have watched Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s TED Talk on adverse childhood experiences and her insights as a scientist, pediatrician, therapist, healer, and mother. People watch and re-watch her TED Talk because it is so powerfully persuasive and incredibly informative about the impact of adverse childhood experiences on us all. Dr. Vincent [...]

Not Teaching Parents About Early Brain Development Is A Massive and Damaging Public Health Failure

By |2017-07-18T15:53:43+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development, IQ|

The biggest single public health deficit and failure in America today is the fact that almost no parents of newborn children have been told or taught that they can improve their child’s learning abilities significantly by exercising their baby’s brain in the first three years of life. The basic biological science on that issue is absolutely [...]

Welcome to the Three Key Years website

By |2019-05-23T18:23:30+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Brain, Early Development|

February 7, 2017 Welcome to The Three Key Years Website for Helping Kids-- This Three Key Years website was created to help new mothers and new fathers have important tools and information they need to personally help with the very best support for both brain development and emotional development for their children. Very few parents are [...]

Breastfeeding premature babies boosts their IQ later in life, research finds

By |2017-02-24T20:35:59+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Breastfeeding, Early Development, IQ|

July 29,2016 Independent -- Premature babies which are breastfed during their first month have higher IQs later in life, research has suggested. The infants have been found to have larger volumes of certain brain regions at term equivalent and have better IQs, academic achievement, working memory and motor function. Research, published in The Journal of Paediatrics, followed [...]

Breast-feeding, IQ and learning levels for children

By |2017-02-22T19:12:34+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Breastfeeding, Early Development, IQ|Tags: |

September 3, 2016 Institute for InterGroup Understanding The attached research study about breast-feeding premature infants should go a very long way in reinforcing the high value of breast-feeding to children. The researchers looked at a sample of premature babies and compared the IQ levels of the children who had been fed breast milk during their [...]

If California Truly Cares about Children, the State will Improve Family Leave

By |2017-07-06T17:25:29+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

The most important gift California can give to fathers, mothers, and most importantly, newborn children this Father’s Day is a strong parental leave policy – one that allows parents to take job-protected time off to care for their newborns in the crucial first few months of life. Parental leave cannot be discussed only as a job [...]

Language Gap Between Rich and Poor Children Begins in Infancy

By |2017-04-20T19:16:14+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Early Development|

A Stanford study by associate professor Anne Fernald links socioeconomic status (SES) to language development. Her findings provided a correlation to the language gap that can begin in infancy amongst poorer children in comparison to those children with greater means to resources. She conducted her study in communities from different regions to remove any bias. The [...]