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close this bookEarly Child Development: Investing in the Future (WB)
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View the documentEducating parents
View the documentTraining caregivers
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View the documentReforming formal education systems to include preschoolers
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Educating parents

Parents are children's earliest teachers, and studies have proved that strengthening mothers' ability to stimulate their children and encourage them to learn can set the stage for adult success. In an attempt to lessen the imbalances caused by poverty frorn the start of life, several countries have introduced national programs to train poor parents in the principles of early child development.