"Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Executive summary -- Setting the stage. Introduction -- Rethinking nature and nurture -- The challenge of studying culture -- Making causal connections -- The nature and tasks of early development. Acquiring self-regulation -- Communicating and learning -- Making friends and getting along with peers -- The developing brain -- The context for early development. Nurturing relationships -- Family resources -- Growing up in child care -- Neighborhood and community -- Promoting health development through intervention -- Knowledge into action. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendixes. A. Related reports from the National Academies -- B. Defining and estimating causal effects -- C. Technologies for studying the developing human brain -- D. Biographical sketches.