Business Leader and Doctor Talk Child Care
Wade Broyles and Dr. Dipesh Navsaria Discuss the Impact of Quality Child Care on Young Minds
The full video is available at the end of this article.
On October 13th, pediatrician and public health expert Dr. Dipesh Navsaria sat virtually with the Regional Vice President of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and ReadyNation member Wade Broyles to discuss the importance of high-quality child care in the first few years of a child’s life. ReadyNation held the event as part of its Brain Science Speakers Bureau, an initiative that gives early childhood brain science experts the opportunity to relay their deep knowledge to policymakers, the media, and the public.
As part of their conversation, Dr. Navsaria explained the importance of high-quality child care and how it impacts children during their most important period of brain development. Dr. Navsaria called infancy the “fourth trimester of pregnancy” due to the incredible amount of brain growth that happens early in our lives. During these early years, the environments that children experience can either help them thrive—or create stress and trauma that can become barriers to healthy development.
Dr. Navsaria also explained that helping infants and toddlers learn social and emotional intelligence at these early stages is critical, something that Wayde Broyles reflected on as being crucial for a functioning economy. “Those are some of the qualities we look for in employees,” said Mr. Broyles, discussing how developing fundamental social skills is essential for adults to function in a modern workplace. Mr. Broyles also discussed the importance of child care for employees, as many workers wouldn’t be able to continue in their careers without it.
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You can watch the full video of the discussion here: