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How home visits for vulnerable moms boost kids’ brainpower

January 20, 2016

This would be an even better investment than preschool, especially in poor rural areas where getting to and from a half day program takes as much time as the program itself… and if it was combined with a full-day preschool program it could help parents secure full-time employment while providing children raised in poverty with the kind of enriched learning opportunities that affluent and well-educated parents routinely provide for their children.

A rapidly expanding medical program for low-income first-time mothers combines social services with the latest in brain science. The Nurse-Family Partnership provides in-home advice on health and parenting, which can lead to improved cognitive development and language skills for their children, who are showing up to school better prepared for learning. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

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