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Cognitive Development

WIC Employee, California

Pictured is 14-month-old Heidi enjoying the colorful shapes in a board book provided by the Little By Little School Readiness Program at Olympic (California) WIC. “Every day the participants share […]

Promoting Health in Early Childhood

Some programs and policies have failed to show consistent results. But the good news is that others are quite effective at improving early childhood health. The most successful include the (WIC), universal immunization, and high-quality, center-based early childhood care and education. Economic analyses reveal that these programs' benefits outweigh their costs, suggesting that public spending to support them is more than justified.