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This is the 30-second trailer that you can embed on your website for The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, the 5-part documentary series that seeks to reframe the way Americans look at early childhood health and development.
The Raising of America reframes the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.
Economists rarely turn their attention to the world of early childhood and preschool. But with a wealth of scientific research pointing to the importance of a child’s earliest years, several economists are worried about our investments in early childhood.
If we worked out the problem of actually being inclusive and fair for all children in terms of their productivity as future workers and their productivity as future citizens and member of society, America would explode in terms of creativity, in terms of growth, in terms of ingenuity. If we play with a full deck, this country would explode.
It’s hard to try to make everything work. You feel pulled in all different directions.
New neuro-imaging technology enabled neuroscientists to see whether or not parental stress might impact the very architecture of adolescent children’s brains—especially the connection between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex.