How Well Do The Social And Economic Conditions Of Families In Memphis Support Early Childhood Development?

High quality relationships and enriching environments stimulate healthy brain development in young children. Conversely, when young children experience high levels of toxic stress, uncertainty, or neglect, a critical opportunity for development is lost. Child well-being, in turn, critically depends on the health and safety of families and communities (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child 2006). What do we know about the conditions of families with young children in Memphis?