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If California Truly Cares about Children, the State will Improve Family Leave

By |2017-07-06T17:25:29+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

The most important gift California can give to fathers, mothers, and most importantly, newborn children this Father’s Day is a strong parental leave policy – one that allows parents to take job-protected time off to care for their newborns in the crucial first few months of life. Parental leave cannot be discussed only as a job [...]

Language Gap Between Rich and Poor Children Begins in Infancy

By |2017-04-20T19:16:14+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Early Development|

A Stanford study by associate professor Anne Fernald links socioeconomic status (SES) to language development. Her findings provided a correlation to the language gap that can begin in infancy amongst poorer children in comparison to those children with greater means to resources. She conducted her study in communities from different regions to remove any bias. The [...]

New Medical Science is Teaching Us About The Essential Impact of The First Weeks, Months, and Years of Life For Each Child

By |2018-10-22T19:20:57+00:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Brain, Early Development|

George Halvorson’s Huffington Post piece that was published on March 14, 2017 reveals new and important information about the impact of the first weeks and first months of life for every child. Now that we have that information and that knowledge — we need to share it in every way in order to change the lives of [...]