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Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Studies have shown that intervention prior to kindergarten has huge academic, social, and economic benefits, including savings to society of $30,000 to $100,000 per child.

Marian Earls, MD, FAAP

Identifying developmental problems and disabilities, including autism, in children as early as possible and providing effective interventions is a public health imperative.

The Commonwealth Fund

Less than 20 percent of U.S. children under age 6 receive a parent-completed developmental screening as recommended in national guidelines.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Early identification of developmental disorders is critical to the well-being of children and their families.

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate