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Poverty’s Effect on Infants and Toddlers Infographic

Jan 16, 2016

This infographic shows how young children in poverty begin to develop gaps in their growth and development when compared with their peers beginning at birth.

What effect does poverty have on the developing brains of babies and toddlers? Nearly half of America’s babies live in or near poverty—this is a clear warning sign for America’s global competitiveness. Investing in support for parents in nurturing children and positive early learning opportunities can help.

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