The Raising of America
Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation

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The Signature Hour
The series' Signature Hour interweaves discoveries from neuroscience with the stories of families and communities struggling to provide the nurturing environments all babies and young children need to thrive--while too…
Once Upon a Time - When Childcare for All Wasn’t Just a Fairy Tale
Childcare in America is a patchwork--uneven in quality, unaffordable to most and failing many of our youngest children. But it could have been very different. In 1971, a bi-partisan Congress,…
Are We Crazy About Our Kids?
Economists are studying the costs and benefits of high-quality early care and preschool. And they're worried--not because we're spending too much, but because we're investing too little where it matters…
Wounded Places - Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked Cities
Caheri Gutierrez, Antonio Carter and Javier Arango are among the remarkable young people wrestling with hyper-vigilance, sudden rages, nightmares, inability to trust and difficulty concentrating in school. Their symptoms look…
DNA is Not Destiny - How the Outside Gets Under the Skin
Experiences, scientists have learned, can leave chemical marks, called the epigenome, on our DNA, especially during the early years. The epigenome acts like a dimmer switch or volume control, turning…

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Olivia

As a working mother of a young child myself, I grew increasingly concerned watching this series and seeing how some families are forced to bring up their children in ways that aren't ideal as they struggle to make ends meet. I do have concerns about what impact these decisions and the ...Read more

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