The State of Early Childhood Programs: 2009

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Title: The State of Early Childhood Programs: 2009
Author: Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L., 1963-; Stout, Hailey
Keywords: early childhood
education
statistics
Date: 2009-01
Publisher: Center for Family Policy & Research
Abstract: Enriching experiences in the context of high quality early childhood programs give young children an enhanced chance at success in school. Poor children, who are particularly at risk for academic failure, can benefit greatly from early childhood programs that include not only education but other wide-ranging services for themselves and their families. Benefits of high quality early childhood experiences have been found to extend far beyond the young years, as they include a marked decrease in the likelihood children will some day engage in criminal activity or be dependent on public welfare programs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2368

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