Monday, July 11, 2016

The Effect of Early Environment on Kids' Brains

Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

In a major article discussing research coming out of UW-Madison, evidence mounts that childhood poverty can affect brain development and the ability to succeed. In most cases, this isn't news to library staffers who work with preschoolers and their families and caregivers. However the scope of the study and the widespread dissemination of the information to WI residents isof major importance.

This thoughtful article by Abigail Becker, an intern for the WI Center for Investigative Journalism at the time of the writing, is a must read for all citizens of our state. Please share with your administration, funders and partners in your community.

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