According to research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, tobacco exposure during pregnancy has been found to be associated with disagreeableness in very young infants, inadequate concentration and information synthesizing during the first ye
Findings released by Child Trends show that only 34 percent of adolescent mothers will earn a high school diploma or GED.
Preliminary results of a current study being conducted by Vanderbilt University in partnership with the Division of School Readiness and Early Learning at the Tennessee State Department of Education show that children attending state-sponsored pre-kindergarten programs do significantly better in school than those who do not attend pre-K.
From conception until age three, children undergo a period of extraordinary brain development, and their early environments can encourage or impede effective cognitive growth. A growing body of research tells us that an early childhood spent in poverty means more than economic hardship for infants and toddlers - young children raised in impoverished households lack access to crucial resources needed for optimal social, emotional and cognitive brain development. Unfortunately, child poverty is on the rise in Memphis
A child’s most rapid brain development will occur between birth and age 3. The quality of that early brain development is dependent on a child having access to safe, supportive and stimulating early environments (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004).