Social Entrepreneurs Offer New Thinking on Old Challenges in Early Childhood

For more than half a century, advocates of early childhood development have worked tirelessly to inform parents and policymakers about the importance of children's early years. This work appears to have paid off: enrollment in publicly-funded pre-k programming has nearly doubled since 2002, and a recently released poll indicates that nearly 9 in 10 likely voters in the United States agree that “the years from birth to 5 are extremely or very important to the learning and development of a child.” Early childhood development and education issues are now a key component of the United Nation’s international development agenda, with advocates citing young children as the “common basis for all dimensions of sustainable development.”

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