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Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge

By Polk County 12/19/14

Early brain development is a key component to helping children reach their full potential.

According to Grand Challenges Canada, "As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full potential, and children in poverty have a higher chance of adversity that risks disrupting brain development. This is a devastating waste of human capital that leaves the next generation ill equipped to solve the enormous challenges that lock individuals, communities and societies in poverty."

Dr. Mike Evans has worked with Grand Challenges and developed this wonderful video about the importance of early brain developement and interventions.

 Video link: Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge (©2014 Michael Evans and Reframe Health Films Inc)


Upcoming Events

Mar. 3, 2015

Storytime at the Library

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Mar. 4, 2015

Builders Club

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Mar. 6, 2015

New Movie, Rated PG

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Mar. 11, 2015

Historias en Espanol y ingles

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Mar. 14, 2015

LEGO Your Saturday

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Mar. 18, 2015

Teen Book Club

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Mar. 25, 2015

Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award Program

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Mar. 26, 2015

New Movie, Rated PG

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What Others are Saying

I learned new strategies and techniques for parenting.
I now take the time to gather my thoughts before disciplining.
I liked the spread of six weeks to focus and reflect week by week.
I am learning to be more centered on helping my child learn rather than disciplining to punish. ~Mom of a 3 year old
The environment was always positive.
I deal with stress in different manners now.
I now pay more attention to my children and when they talk. They see I am more interested in them.
Easy schedules and easy conversations and activities.
Attending the group as one of the best things I've ever done and I enjoyed it. I wish it wasn't over already.
It was great for me! I already see a difference right away!
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