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From neurons to neighborhoods : the science of early child development / Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06988-2 (hardover : alk. paper)

1. Child development—United States. 2. Preschool children—United States. 3. Preschool children—Services for—United States. 4. Nature and nurture—United States. 5. Early childhood education—United States. I. Shonkoff, Jack P. II. Phillips, Deborah.

HQ767.9.F76 2000



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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2000) From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development. Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, eds. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

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