By age 2, children in immigrant families are likely to have significantly lower levels of language and cognitive development than are children of native-born parents. Differences in early development, in turn, lead to achievement gaps when children reach school.

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Research identifies key similarities in parenting practices across cultures that help to promote optimal early childhood social, emotional and cognitive development, leading to school readiness and child well-being. Regardless of country of origin, socio-economic status or culture, primary responsive parenting proves to be one of the most important factors in establishing healthy child development.

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The growing racial and ethnic diversity of young children in Memphis reflects national trends. Growing up in an immigrant family can pose special challenges for early childhood development.

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