Untangling the Terms and Skills Related to Executive Function and Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

Published: November 14, 2016
Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting

Based on a thorough review of the existing literature, this report outlines key differences and similarities among various executive function and other regulation-related skills in research. Those differences and similarities are then presented in a visual map to illustrate relationships among these skills. The purpose of the framework is to help stakeholders in early learning and child development consider and articulate research, program, and policy recommendations regarding executive function and other regulation-related skills with more accuracy and transparency.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019