|Early Child Development: Investing in the Future (World Bank, 1996, 112 pages)|
|Part II. The practice|
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.