Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity - The Smart Economics of Early Childhood Education

"Another theme at the conference was that early childhood interventions must not focus solely on academics but also on promoting a child’s general sense of well-being. It’s 'not just about exposing children to their ABCs and numbers,' Magnuson said. 'When children experience stress . . . it has lasting implications for their development . . . it cues them up to have problems later in life with their stress response system.'"

Read more of what folks had to say at Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities, a Federal Reserve conference, in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.