NeighborWorks America News
Read the latest thinking in the field of affordable housing and community development.
Updated: 20 hours 11 min ago
The news is awash with the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey and fears about the impact of the massive storms set to take its place, Irma and Jose. But these natural disasters should not have surprised anyone; they are only the latest in a string of worsening weather events that is expected to continue.
Numerous studies have documented that early childhood education and other forms of support are critical to social development, resilience, self-esteem and ability to learn throughout the lifecycle. However, experience in the field also is increasingly demonstrating that positive results are maximized at least one parent is nurtured right along with their children. The solution: two-generation (“two-gen”) programs.