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Should We Intervene Well Before Preschool?

Sarah Paterson, Andres S. Bustamante, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick

Brookings Institution

Aug 30, 2017

"Preschool might narrow the gap between low-income children and their more advantaged peers. And while it is critically important, it cannot close the gap. If baby brains are already showing signs of poverty from birth, our policies and programs must address this fact. Brain matter matters. Smaller brains portend more cognitive risk. But there is something we can do about it."