The First Eight Years – Giving kids a foundation for lifetime success

The First Eight Years – Giving kids a foundation for lifetime success

Released 11/4/2013

Kids Count Policy Report

Behind a toddler’s soft features and halting first steps, an unseen, but extremely high-stakes, activity is taking place — the building of a brain. What happens to children during those critical first years will determine whether their maturing brain has a sturdy foundation or a fragile one.

This is a policy report that aligns with work that Montana KIDS COUNT has engaged in in the past:

Economic Returns for Investing In Children’s Health
By Dr. Steve Seninger, The University of Montana

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