It’s Brain Awareness Week! The Dana Foundation has a short overview of the thousands of celebrations around the world. And check out the cool brain art. Our nod to the festivities is a link to yesterday’s video that Jenna Bush Hager did on the Today show: “Why a good day care matters.”
She profiles a teenager with two kids who languished in day care where they were being neglected. She interviews Dr. Jack Shonkoff of Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, who does a great explanation of how neglect actually shrinks and dissolves the connections between neurons in a kid’s brain. She ends the story with an interview with Susan Buffett, Warren Buffett’s daughter who founded the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. Buffett provides a happy ending. Too bad this video isn’t on YouTube!