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One of the global pioneers behind the science of early childhood learning and development, Ellen Galinsky, chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and executive director of Mind in the Making, discusses her landmark book, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, as well as her next project, which includes exploring the mind of the adolescent.

Early Childhood Education News Roundup

In the roundup: Asking toddlers questions while reading helps with their development; new early learning case studies for superintendents; and in Tennessee, an education group encourages gubernatorial hopefuls to boost early childhood learning

What Makes the ‘Marshmallow Test’ So Iconic?

The Marshmallow Test has sparked debate and inspired replication for more than 40 years. Is it a true measurement of executive function skills and therefore predictive of life success for all children or not so for less advantaged children?

How to Nurture Curious Kids

Curiosity is a key part of early childhood learning. How can we nurture curious kids? The Character Lab offers a playbook with overview, facilitation guide, prep activity, and lots more.