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Social-emotional Development in Early Childhood: What Every Policymaker Should Know

Cooper, Janice L.; Masi, Rachel; Vick, Jessica

The early years of life present a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for healthy development. It is a time of great growth and of vulnerability. Research on early childhood has underscored the impact of the first five years of a child's life on his/her social-emotional development. Negative early experiences can impair children's mental health and effect their cognitive, behavioral, social-emotional development.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
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National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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June 8, 2010