When: February 5th, 11:00am-12:30pm
Children are born learning. And learning that happens in the early years (0-8 years) sets the foundations for all learning in life. Understanding what, when, and how young children learn and develop is essential to helping countries prioritize the critical elements of education—both during early childhood and beyond. In this talk, Dr. Elizabeth Spelke will share insights from the growing science of child development and learning, including what is unique about the early years, and why and how this matters for policy design and reducing learning poverty. She will present findings from her extensive research on child learning, including interventions that explore the effectiveness of play-based math curricula for young children, and ongoing research on the inter-generational transmission of learning skills.