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October 3, 2000

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Given the explosion in scientific knowledge about development from birth to age 5, coupled with dramatic social and economic changes in recent decades, the nation should thoroughly re-examine policies that affect young children and bolster its investments in their well-being, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Jack P. Shonkoff, Dean, Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.