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Early childhood as the foundation for tomorrow’s workforce

The World Bank – P. Scott Ozanus

“Why is a company that employs over 189,000 people around the world, and hires about 40,000 people every year, concerned with early childhood? It’s because all over the globe, countries and companies face a common challenge: How best to strengthen their economy and workforce, while also taking societal concerns into consideration. Early childhood is key to a productive current workforce as well as nations’ future success. How does a child’s experience at two-years-old translate into being a fulfilled, productive adult? Research shows that the learning gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children can show up as early as nine months of age. A study showed that by age three, children of low-income families had half the vocabulary of more advantaged families.”(more)

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