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Improving Learning in the Early Years

Neuroscience tells us that 90 percent of a child’s brain is fully formed by age four, providing us with a clear mandate to attend to the life experiences of our children in their earliest years. We must ensure that each of our children is afforded the love, nurture, and protection they need to reach their fullest potential.

— Susan W. DeVenny, M.Ed.
State Director of SC First Steps and
Coordinator of SC’s Early Childhood Advisory Council





Expert Series Improving Learning in the Early Years co-authored by John Hester, Ph.D.;
Delores A. Stegelin, Ph.D.; and Brooke Culclasure, Ph.D.
Clearinghouse Improving Learning in the Early Years
Case Study Improving Learning in the Early Years

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