a father plays with his young child
Alli Leake
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:28pm

More brain development happens before a child’s third birthday than at any other time in life. Between birth and age three, the brain grows from 25% to 80% of its adult size and forms one million new neural connections each second. If a baby’s... READ MORE

a woman and child sit reading a book together in a corner near a low bookshelf
Alli Leake
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Hello! I’m new here, so I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Alli, the new Director of Early Childhood Education here at The Discovery Museums. This past Fall the Museums were very sad to say goodbye to Lucas, the previous Early Childhood Education... READ MORE

Neil Gordon
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00am

As we work with experts in pediatrics and neuroscience, child development, and early learning on our upcoming exhibit focused on early brain development, we are learning so much.  That 85% of brain development happens in the first three years of... READ MORE