Ready for School?
Ready for School? The Influence of Stress and Support on Early Childhood Development

Open to the Public


Time 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Location NYUAD Campus, Conference Center

This talk presents a developmental psychobiological model of self-regulation in early childhood, focusing on executive functions, the complex thinking skills that are important for learning in school and for controlling behavior and emotions. Research in neuroscience indicates that stress and adversity early in life negatively impact executive functions and self-regulation in young children. A growing body of research in early intervention and early childhood education, however, indicates that self-regulation and executive functions can be fostered through supports for families and through innovative programs that enhance the quality of children’s early experiences.

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


Clancy Blair Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU