Early Learning: NICHD Research Information

NICHD early learning research explores a range of topics, including early intervention, the effects of a child’s environment, early social interactions, and long-term effects of early learning.

In addition, institute research addresses the brain and cognitive development, nutrition and learning, learning disabilities, ways to promote learning, and other topics.

Some NICHD projects work to figure out which experiences children need from birth to age 8 to prepare them for success in school. Other studies include long-term follow-up studies that measure the long-term impact of early intervention programs.