The First Eight Years Policy Report

Nov 04, 2013

Download file: Casey Report - The First 8 Years

This report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, released in partnership with Children Now, shows lifetime trajectory shaped in the earliest years, so the state should invest more in early childhood development.

Highlighting nearly half (49%) of California’s 0- to 8-year olds now live in low-income households, the report found large numbers of at-risk young children also are not receiving critical supports and preventive services they need to succeed in school and beyond.

The report calls on California to invest more in proven, cost-effective early childhood development programs to help break the cycle of poverty and narrow the achievement gap, which are limiting the state’s success.

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