This show is a conversation about the importance of preconception health. Dr. Ron Lally talks with Julie Weatherston about the benefits of investing in preconception education and services rather than paying later for difficult and often expensive medical issues post birth.
Dr. Ron Lally talks about why we should take a closer look at supporting infants if we want our children to succeed in school. Lally discusses the critical period of early brain development before a child reaches three years of age and why early support for all babies makes more economic sense than later compensatory […]
Dr. Ron Lally discusses with Julie Weatherston what we mean when we say “High Quality Care.” Lally focuses specifically on children’s need to have a close, continuous relationship with a caregiver, and for that caregiver to understand children’s developmental timelines.
This week, Dr. Ron Lally discusses with Julie Weatherston why attention to babies is a necessity. Lally focuses specifically on findings from recent brain development research that show when a child is born, his/her brain is not fully formed yet. There is a whole other gestational period that the young child needs so that their […]
As more fathers become involved as primary caregivers in their children’s early years, it’s important that we examine the assumptions we hold about the role of fathers in a child’s day-to-day care. In this week’s podcast, we listen in as two dads discuss what they’ve experienced as fathers, specifically some of the challenges they face […]
Julie Weatherston and George Philipp, Early Care Advocate and father, discuss the challenges of getting legislators to support early care and education in the US and the potential benefits to providing more supportive policies for families with infants and toddlers.