Making International Connections-Part 2

Brain architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual neurons across different areas of the brain. These connections enable lightning-fast communication among neurons that specialize in different kinds of brain functions. The early years are the most active period for establishing neural connections, but new connections can form throughout life and unused connections continue to be pruned. Because this dynamic process never stops, it is impossible to determine what percentage of brain development occurs by a certain age. More importantly, the connections that form early provide either a strong or weak foundation for the connections that form later.


So after a few weeks of waiting on a response from my international contacts in Panama and Canada I still have not had any success. This week I decided to post about the Center on the Developing Child and the Global Children’s Initiative. This is an organization and website created by Harvard University. My main focus is more on the Global Children’s Initiative, which has a research based approach to ensuring the well-being of children facing adversity. This Initiative is a catalyst for achieving breakthroughs for all children internationally. As I searched the Global Children’s Initiative website I found a few interesting items. Since I wanted to make contact with an educator in Canada, I was excited to find a write up on a program they had going on in their country. This program is called Saving Brains promotes interventions that nurture and protects early brain development of children…

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