The Women’s Foundation of California has released a brief that sheds light on the issues that prevent access to high quality early care development for families across the country. See excerpt below:
Research underscores the importance of early childhood development. “Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which in turn provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health,” according to the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University. The first 5 years of life are critical for children’s development– nearly 85% of the brain develops during this time. Yet, only 14% of public education dollars are spent on early childhood education (ECE) in the United States.
Authored by Amanda Mihalko, Darlene Coronado, Nina Alcaraz, Janeth Rojas
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