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A Child Study Is a Peek. It’s Not the Whole Picture


July 21, 2002
Outcomes
Tamar Lewin
The New York Times

Last week, in Child Development, the journal of the Society for Research in Child Development, a group of respected Columbia University researchers reported that children whose mothers worked more than 30 hours a week by the time they were 9 months old got lower scores on school readiness tests at age 3. For all the apparent contradictions, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University says there is growing consensus about some of the factors that help young children’s healthy development: high-quality child care, parents attuned to their children’s needs, a good home environment, stimulation.