The Expansion of School-Community Partnerships

The Expansion of School-Community Partnerships

Across the country, states and communities are mobilizing to focus attention on young children and families, and many benefits could accrue from an integration of community-school efforts with early childhood initiatives. Ample evidence from research supports such integration. Recent studies demonstrate the importance of early cognitive stimulation and early emotional development, development promoted by a nurturing, reciprocal relationship with a primary caregiver and reinforced by others.

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