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Prioritizing America’s Youngest Children

July 29, 2014 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Early childhood is a critical time to build lifelong health and learning. Young children do well when they are raised in supportive families and communities and participate in high-quality early childhood programs. Despite this evidence, the United States invests considerably less money in these early years than in K-12 education. Recently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America issued its latest set of recommendations, one of which calls for greater public and private investments in early childhood development as a way of promoting a lifetime of better health and learning. During this webinar, foundation strategies that address early childhood were explored. Speakers included: Ellen Braff-Guajardo of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Paula Braveman of the University of California, San Francisco; Joelle-Jude Fontaine of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Kristin  Schubert of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Jessie Rasmussen of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.



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