22 percent of children growing up in the United States live in families with incomes below the poverty line.1 In Memphis, that rate is even higher, with more than 42 percent of our children living in impoverished households.2 These children are more likely to

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All children entering kindergarten have received early care in some capacity: from their parents and relatives, from friends and neighbors, or from preschools and early childhood education centers.

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The transition to kindergarten can be a stressful time for families and children. To help alleviate this stress, caretakers should prepare their children and themselves for such a transition.

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Each year, a half million American babies are born prematurely. Approximately one in nine births are premature, accounting for a large proportion of infant deaths. In fact, more babies die each year from causes related to prematurity than from any other single cause.

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