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Early childhood matters: Recommendations for messaging and policy for early childhood brain development

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): TexProtects; Child Trends;
Date Issued: August, 2020
Publisher(s): TexProtects
Description: Translating complex science into actionable policy recommendations requires thoughtful communication and relevant strategies. Like any educator, it is critical for advocates to understand the values, experiences, and prior knowledge of their audience in order to effectively increase understanding and motivation. Our survey results provide that context for Texas policymakers. As outlined in Table 1, the survey identified areas of strong understanding and priority by Texas policymakers, as well as areas where there is less knowledge or rationale for continued investments. Overall, the value and impact of health care, positive relationships, early childhood education, and nutrition and food security seems well established by survey participants; however, family support, home visiting, developmental screenings, workforce supports, and childcare subsidies were less understood and valued in regard to their benefit to young Texans and their development. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): Episcopal Health Foundation
Source: TexProtects.
Topics: Policies > Child Care & Early Education Policies

Policies > Economic & Social Policies

Policies > Physical & Mental Health & Safety
Country: United States
States: TEXAS
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