EdCast Protecting Children's Brains Posted August 24, 2011 By Matt Weber Professor Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, explains some of the science behind early childhood development and how education can help.About the Harvard EdCast The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field. EdCast An education podcast that keeps the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and communities Explore All Articles Related Articles Usable Knowledge Protecting Children's Brains Professor Jack Shonkoff explains some of the science behind early childhood development and how education can help. EdCast Toxic Stress in Early Childhood News The Diversity of Play How does play affect the cognitive development of children around the world? Doctoral candidate Lynneth Solis is looking to find out.