Shayna Cook


Five Ways Policymakers Can Support Children’s Mental Health

As Mental Health Awareness month comes to a close, it is important to remember that fostering mental health starts in infancy. From birth to age three a child’s brain is developing rapidly with over 700 new neural connections formed every second. Nurturing environments and positive experiences that promote early learning help to foster healthy brain… Read more »

At White House, #STEMStartsEarly, with Comments Invited on Tech Policy

For years, the Obama Administration has been pushing the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math — known as STEM — in many of its programs. And for years, the Administration has also been emphasizing the importance of early learning. Both of those missions came together last Friday when U.S. Secretary of Education John King… Read more »