Starting Smart: How Early Experiences Affect Brain Development

This expanded edition of Starting Smart was developed by Zero to Three in partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The publication summarizes research on early brain development, the connection between emotional development and the infant brain, how trauma and chronic stress affect brain development, and how to help families support healthy brain development. Written in nontechnical language, this publication is designed to use widespread interest in the brain as a way to raise awareness about many aspects of early development.