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ERIC Number: EJ906706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
School Readiness Begins in Infancy
Lally, J. Ronald
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n3 p17-21 Nov 2010
New discoveries in neuroscience suggest that school readiness interventions might come too late if they start after the child is three years old. Many of the skills needed to succeed in school are shaped during a baby's interactions with his or her caregivers. Unfortunately, the level of support and resources provided for new mothers and their infants in the United States is very low. To improve our children's chances of succeeding in school, we should provide prenatal care, paid parental leaves, and health care through the first years. In addition, new regulations and policies are necessary to improve childcare in this country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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