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Public Perceptions of Baby Brain Development: A National Survey of Voters

The rapid brain development in the critical first three years of life lays the foundation for future health, learning, and behavior. Parents and caregivers must have supports to ensure this healthy development in their babies and toddlers. This research tested messages and policies about the importance of supporting the emotional development of young children ages zero to three with voters—important decision-makers in the advancement of early childhood policies.