"Learning begins in the first days of life. Scientists are now discovering how young children develop emotionally and intellectually from their very first days, and how important it is for parents to begin immediately talking, singing, even reading to their infants... We already know we should start teaching children before they start school."
State of the Union Address
February 4, 1997
About the Conference
Children's Health Initiative
Safe Start Initiative
Expertise from the Military Child Care System
Remarks by the President and First Lady at the Conference
Remarks by the First Lady at the Conference
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