To be clear, what’s needed is not just education but also help for families beginning in pregnancy, to reduce the risk that children will be born with addictions and to increase the prospect that they will be raised with lots of play and conversation. (By age 4, a child of professionals has heard 30 million more words than a child on welfare.)
Pine Ridge Special Education program staff members are now using the IDA as they visit families to review and monitor the children's developmental progress and family supports.
Recent research findings that childhood trauma affects health in young children and throughout life into adulthood. In her TED talk, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses this issue.
The promise of positive early experience as of way of increasing the appetite for peace within communities that become devoted to the well-being of their young children through rather simple interventions with mothers, but most particularly with fathers.
12-16 percent of children below age three in the United States have a developmental delay in at least one area including behavioral health. A strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.