Children need services before they reach preschool, says Nagle

Recent research by the Center for Youth Wellness found a strong correlation of stressful childhoods and worse health in adulthood.

This suggests that all children — especially the youngest and most vulnerable — need support services, said president Geoffrey Nagle at the Education Writers Association National Seminar.

Nagle presented during a panel on the science of early learning.

“Our window of opportunity, when we talk about early experience, we look at the first five years — 1,826 days,” says Nagle. “So it’s not a lot of time to ensure that children have great experiences.”

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