Early Childhood Development

Strong Starts Policy Forum Report and Findings

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This is a summary of findings from the Strong Starts for Children Policy Forum in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 24, 2011. Some 150 parents, neighbors, child advocates and policymakers met for a policy forum in New Mexico to celebrate the work of the five Strong Starts programs and to work through the pros and cons of policy options for improving the lives of New Mexico’s youngest children.

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