The Raising of America: let’s give our kids what they need

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The youtube description:

raising americaAre We Crazy About Our Kids? (32 minutes) is one of the supporting episodes to the forthcoming documentary series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, now in production.

Science has demonstrated that a child’s experiences during the earliest years are vital to building the foundation for life-long individual success — in school and in life.

Now economists are studying the costs and benefits of high quality early care and preschool. And they’re worried. Not because we’re spending too much but because we’re spending too little where it matters most. (more from

A related post. Preventing trauma and abuse in kids and supporting them in meaningful ways as they grow up should be a critical priority: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

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