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16 September 2010

Preschool may prevent teen issues

Children from low-income families who are exposed to well-structured, attentive and stimulating preschool programmes less likely to develop behavioural problems as teens.

Children from low-income families who are exposed to well-structured, attentive and stimulating preschool programmes between the ages of two and four years are less likely to develop behavioural problems during their preteen years, new research says.

"This study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting the need for policy and programmatic efforts to increase low-income families' access to high-quality early care and education," Votruba-Drzal said in a news release from the Society for Research in Child Development.

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