Three trimesters to three years: Promoting early development

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
The period from pregnancy through age three is the one in which the most rapid growth of the brain and behavior occurs. Yet most researchers and policymakers have treated the nine months of development during pregnancy separately from the first three years of life. Prenatal experiences are part and parcel of the postnatal experience of mothers and their babies; the postnatal period is sometimes referred to as the fourth trimester, a way to highlight the fact that after a child’s birth, mothers themselves need continuing services and screening. Children’s wellbeing very much depends on their mothers’ health and wellbeing. On January 14, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution will highlight the release of the latest issue of Future of Children, “Three Trimesters to Three Years,” which highlights continuity in development, the continuing intersection of mother and baby, and the rapid growth that occurs from conception to three years of age. The webinar will feature a presentation from the issue’s editors and panel discussion among experts on several topics covered in the issue, including family income and child nutrition. Viewers can submit questions via email to or via Twitter with #FutureofChildren.
The Brookings Institution
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