I-LABS work featured in “Building Brains: Neuroscience in Practice” speaker series

I-LABSMedia Coverage, Outreach, Research

Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D.

The First Born® Program is a local organization dedicated to providing resources and support to families and early childhood professionals across New Mexico. The program recently announced their 2023-2024 Brain Builder Speaker Series. The series focus is on the brain development of infants and toddlers. The series kicked off on Friday, October, 20 with a “Building Brains: Neuroscience in Practice” presented by Dr. Amelia Bachleda … Read More

Seven Ways to Boost Brain Development

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family plays outside together

What are some everyday ways that parents can support their children’s developing brains? Amelia Bachleda, Director of I-LABS Outreach and Education division, describes not only what parents can do but why it’s important. Read her insights in this ParentMap magazine article.

Explore the Power of Play!

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connecting through play

Learn about the magic of play in early childhood in our latest video series.  Explore the power of play in I-LABS’ latest series: Supporting Child Development Through Play. While it might seem as though play is just fun and games, for children play is one of the most important and meaningful contexts for learning and building relationships. Each video in the series highlights … Read More

Introducing the I-LABS Instagram Account

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I-LABS is on Instagram!

The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) announces the launch of our official Instagram account –  @UW_ILABS. Our new social media platform is designed to keep you informed and engaged with groundbreaking research and resources you can use. By following our Instagram account, you’ll gain access to:• The latest research news and updates from I-LABS• Inspiring stories and insights from … Read More

I-LABS Outreach Resources Now Available in Four Languages

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Many of our I-LABS Outreach Resources are now available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. We invite you to explore our new translated materials, including select modules, discussion guides, handouts, and infographics.  Click here for resources in English Click here for resources in Spanish Click here for resources in Vietnamese Click here for resources in Somali

New America blog shares I-LABS DLL research

I-LABSMedia Coverage, News Highlights, Outreach, Research

New America is a think tank which focuses on public policy issues. Recently their Education Policy Program blogged about I-LABS research on dual-language learning (DLL) which strikes down common misconceptions about babies’ brain, cognitive and social development when learning more than one language. Thanks to the I-LABS Outreach team’s Beth Zack and Marley Jarvis whose presentation inspired this New America … Read More

Dr. Kuhl Goes to Washington (Olympia, Washington that is)

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Dr. Patricia Kuhl, co-Director of I-LABS, was invited to speak to the Human Services, Youth, & Early Learning Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives.  On January 10, 2023, she briefed the committee on the latest research showing how early learning changes the brain, and how brain changes in infancy predict a child’s future learning. She concluded with recommendations … Read More

Early Learning Nation Taps I-LABS Expertise

I-LABSMedia Coverage, News Highlights, Outreach, Research

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

Advancing Public Engagement with Science

I-LABSAwards, Outreach, Research

public engagement plan

I-LABS is one of the only research institutes in the nation to have a team dedicated to public engagement. Through their community collaborations, the outreach team connects science with practice.  This work continues to gain national attention. In 2019, Outreach Specialist Amelia Bachleda was awarded a yearlong ARIS fellowship. The Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society works to strengthen … Read More

I-LABS Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Children running, playing together

I-LABS supports the urgent need to promote social justice and create a more inclusive environment for children and families. To this end, I-LABS has created a series of Research Summaries to inspire new programs and policies and a series of Family Guides to help caregivers address issues of inequality with children. See the briefs here.