The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

BALTIMORE — The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success,  presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child’s life.

Decades of brain and child development research show that kids who enter kindergarten with below-average language and cognitive skills can catch up — but only if they are physically healthy and have strong social and emotional skills. The report was released Nov. 4, 2013

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