Narvaez: Early Childhood Needs: The Evolved Nest

The Evolved Nest is a breakthrough concept that integrates findings across fields that bear on child development, child raising and adult behavior.  The Evolved Nest promotes optimal health and wellbeing, cooperation, and receptive and sociomoral intelligences. Societal moves away from providing the Evolved Nest have contributed to the ill being and dysregulation we see in one another and society. Learn how to nest your children and re-nest yourself.


Nested Children, Compassionate Adults

We are excited to unveil Evolved Nest’s Child Care Center Checklist. The Checklist has been created to help parents and guardians determine how well a child care center matches up with the components of the Evolved Nest. The checklist is intended to be supplemental to the other protocols a center has (e.g., infection prevention, abuse prevention, diaper change frequency).

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The Evolved Nest Explained

In this video podcast series, listen to Darcia Narvaez and Mary Tarsha discuss each of the nine components of the Evolved Nest.

The Notre Dame Symposia

A series of symposia were held at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 featuring a collection of internationally renown scholars from several disciplines presenting research on early human experience. The playlists for the video collections from these conferences are below: …..

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