Why Early Investment Matters (Dr. James J. Heckman, PhD)

Experiences Build Brain Architecture (Harvard University)

Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Harvard University)

Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development (Harvard University)

The Still Face Experiment

Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything (The Ounce of Prevention)


The Heckman Equation: Resources on the value of investing in early childhood

Zero To Three: Behavior & Development

National Association for the Education of Young Children


How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (Paul Tough)

Concepts for Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning (J. Ronald Lally, Peter L. Mangione, and Deborah Greewald, Editors)

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (Ellen Galinsky)

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, an Executive Summary (Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, Editors)


Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development (Harvard University)

Why Does Family Wealth Affect Learning? (Daniel Willingham)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) With At-Risk Families (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

PCIT Handouts

Oregon Facts & Figures:

2011 Status of Oregon’s Children (Children First for Oregon)

2012 Progress Report on Oregon’s Children (Children First for Oregon)

Oregon Baby Facts (Zero to Three: National Center for infants, Toddlers, and Families)

Investing in Oregon’s Economic Future (Children’s Institute)

From Risk to Resilience: Building the Social and Emotional Health of Oregon’s Most Vulnerable Children (Children’s Institute)

Oregon’s Starting Five: Five Early Childhood Programs Making a Difference for Oregon’s At-Risk Children (Children’s Institute)

Key Findings: Oregon Relief Nurseries (Portland State University)