Brain development is a crucial part of early childhood development. A great deal of brain development occurs before birth, which then extends well into adulthood, including in the frontal cortex affecting the development of executive function. What is executive function? You could relate executive function to being the conductor of a symphony orchestra – coordinating and managing many cognitive functions. It essentially helps us determine how to support a child’s growth and development in areas of struggle. Listen in to learn more about executive function, what it influences and how it helps us develop from childhood through adulthood.