Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest ChildrenDownload
In 1996, Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded two-year grants totaling more than $3 million to sixteen states and cities participating in a new grants program called Starting Points State and Community Partnerships for Young Children. The grants expanded the Corporation's efforts to stimulate reform in policies and programs and to mobilize community action based on the recommendations of this book, a Carnegie task force report. Starting Points highlighted the critical importance of the first three years of life for subsequent healthy development. It documented the "quiet crisis" that young children face today including low prenatal care and immunization rates, the rising incidence of child abuse and neglect, and disturbing trends in family stability.
Citation: Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1994)