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World Bank Education Overview : Early Childhood Development (English)

Early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development, affecting learning, health, behavior, and ultimately, lifetime opportunities. Yet millions of young children are not reaching their full potential due to a lack of nurturing care and support, which includeadequate nutrition and health, early stimulation, and protection from stress. The right investments in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development of young children —from before birth through their transition to primary school—are critical to put children on the path to success in school and beyond.

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World Bank Education Overview : Early Childhood Development (English). World Bank Education Overview Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/690971541077990667/World-Bank-Education-Overview-Early-Childhood-Development