Neuroscience and early education brings together researchers from several different disciplines, such as neuroscience, educational psychology, educational theorists, and early childhood education, to investigate the importance of brain functioning and education and how they work together. There are windows of opportunity within the brain when optimum learning takes place. It is important for educators of young children to know when and what type of learning should be introduced and taught during these windows of opportunity. By understanding how the brain learns, the information gleaned enhances learning in young children and increases the development of social, emotional, and cognitive development.


Characteristics that are commonly identified as relevant to early childhood education are any learnings, guided or through discovery, that take place in the earliest part of life, ...

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