Disparities in Early Learning and Development: Lessons from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)

Jun 01, 2009
Tamara Halle,
Nicole Forry,
Elizabeth C. Hair,
Kate Perper,
Laura D. Wandner,
Jessica Vick Whittaker

The data and analyses presented in this brief indicate that disparities in early learning and development are apparent in infancy, with the gap widening in toddlerhood. Policy makers and early childhood professionals therefore need to take into account the entire period from birth to 5 years, including targeted interventions to address the developmental needs of at-risk children ages 0 to 3.

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Tamara Halle
Nicole Forry
Elizabeth C. Hair
Kate Perper
Laura D. Wandner
Jessica Vick Whittaker