Jump-starting early childhood education at home: Early learning, parent motivation, and public policy.

Authors: Benjamin Converse, Chloe Gibbs, E.A. Mahoney, S.C. Levine, S.L. Beilock

By the time children begin formal schooling, their experiences at home have already contributed to large variations in their math and language development, and once school begins, academic achievement continues to depend strongly on influences outside of school. It is thus essential that educational reform strategies involve primary caregivers. 

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