Early Learning Nation Taps I-LABS Expertise

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babies interacting

What do young children know about race?  How and when do they learn it?  Early learning professionals need answers to these difficult questions, and Early Learning Nation has looked to I-LABS expertise to provide answers.  Drs. Marley Jarvis and Andrew Meltzoff were interviewed by this influential site, which also links to several I-LABS Outreach resources.   Read the Early Learning Nation … Read More

New Film Highlights NAS Report

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In September 2020, the National Academy of Sciences published a groundbreaking research brief on early childhood education. I-LABS co-Director and National Academy of Sciences Councilor Patricia Kuhl was interviewed for this documentary, which summarizes the NAS brief.  Both the brief and the film answer the question: Does quality early childhood education lead to more successful lives as adults?  Spoiler alert: … Read More

I-LABS Co-Director Appointed to Yidan Prize Council of Luminaries

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Yidan Luminaries

The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation focused on inspiring and supporting innovative education ideas and practices, has announced the formation of a Council of Luminaries.  It has named I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl as one of 16 of the world’s leading lights in education research and practice. The Council of Luminaries gathers the world’s brightest minds – researchers, … Read More

I-LABS and MEGIN Launch Strategic Partnership

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MEG device

I-LABS has begun a new strategic partnership with MEG manufacturer, MEGIN, that will advance the development of software and hardware technology in these sophisticated brain imaging systems. With the delivery in early 2021 of the most up-to-date MEG machine, this partnership will enable unparalleled views into learning minds.  In this video, I-LABS scientists explain why MEG is an invaluable tool for brain … Read More

TIME Features I-LABS Research on Infant Altruism

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Time. Power of Kindness

 I-LABS scientists (Barragan, Brooks, & Meltzoff) published a paper on baby altruism. They found that infants help others even when that involves giving up things of value to themselves (Scientific Reports, 2020 ). The researchers also highlight social learning experiences at home that predict baby altruism. TIME magazine (Oct. 2020) featured this work in a special edition on “The Power of Kindness.”

I-LABS co-Director Profiled by ASA

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I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl has been interviewed by the Acoustical Society of America for their piece on past presidents of the society.  Kuhl became the first female president of the Society in 1999.  In the article she discusses many topics, including her current experiments with the neuroscience of mother and child interactions and the possible neural underpinnings of being ‘in … Read More

I-LABS Research Informs Infant and Toddler Learning During Pandemic

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COVID-19 has changed the environments in which infants and toddlers learn.  In order to understand how children and their caregivers can best navigate these new environments, The New York Times reached out to I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl.  I-LABS insights are offering research-based techniques to keep children learning during the pandemic. Read the article here.

I-LABS Outreach Director Discusses Screen Media

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Parents today are understandably concerned about their children’s increased use of media during COVID-19.  I-LABS Outreach director Sarah Lytle and other child development specialists discuss different strategies for managing screen media.  They stress balancing media use with other activities and remind parents that quality is more important than quantity. Read the article here.

Seattle Times Op-Ed Highlights Early Childhood Issues

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In this op-ed, Jackie Bezos and Lynetta Fraga make a powerful case for treating early childhood educators and childcare workers as the professionals they are. The COVID crisis has brought this issue into stark relief. Childcare workers are essential both for the children in their care and for the larger workforce, yet nearly half of them work for poverty-level wages. And, as … Read More