What is executive function? And how does it relate to child development?

New Infographic from Center on the Developing Child

From press release: “Executive function and self-regulation skills help us manage information, make decisions, and plan ahead. We need these skills at every stage of life, and, while no one is born with them, nearly all of us are born with the potential to develop them. But, how do we do that? 

“To understand more about executive function skills and why it's important to develop these skills during early childhood, check out this new infographic.” 

Click to view the executive function infographic

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