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Invest early in all our children


May 1, 2014
AccessQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
MaryLee Allen & Daniel Hains
National Journal

As we expand access to early childhood education, we must recognize that children with special needs will require more intensive support than others.

Right now, a strong case is being made for public investments in high-quality early childhood experiences for all children. The research is clear: The earliest years of a child’s life are marked by rapid brain development, laying the foundation for future educational and life outcomes. High-quality early childhood opportunities benefit the children who participate in them, particularly those with the greatest needs and the greatest risk of being left behind. Society benefits through a substantial return on investments made.