In the brain, executive functioning refers to a group of skills that help us focus on multiple streams of information at the same time, and revise plans as necessary. Acquiring the early building blocks of these skills is one of the most important and challenging tasks of the early childhood years. The InBrief series and accompanying video explain how these lifelong skills develop, what can disrupt their development, and how supporting them pays off in school and life.
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
The mission of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is to cultivate and share knowledge that enhances child development and family well-being. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of young children and their families.