The period from pregnancy through age three is the one in which the most rapid growth of the brain and behavior occurs. Yet most researchers and policy makers have treated the nine months of development during pregnancy separately from the first three years of life.
How can society best support parents, beginning early in their children's lives? The primary assumption is that unless we can develop programs and strategies with universal reach to help parents at all levels of need, we will fight a never-ending battle to deal with families and children exhibiting individual problems that affect child developm
Elisabeth Donahue, Former Executive Director of the Future of Children