"Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work." ~T. Berry Brazelton http://quotes.dictionary.com/Attachment_to_a_baby_is_a_longterm_process)
"...when we’re talking about early childhood development and education, we’re talking prenatal to five years old. Learning begins right away. The neuroscientists show that if the child is in a stressful environment during these early years, the brain doesn’t develop properly. There was a famous study by Dr. Bruce Perry on the orphans in Romania. They were put in cribs and virtually ignored, except for feeding time. At age three, their brains were about a third smaller than what they should have been."~ Art Rolnick (http://www.clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2010/09/ff_2010_fall_05.cfm)
"We argued that early childhood development is economic development, and the research shows it’s economic development with a high public return—very high."
~ Art Rolnick (http://www.clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2010/09/ff_2010_fall_05.cfm)
Reference: Laureate Education, Inc. (n.d). The Passion for Early Childhood. Retrieved from http://sylvan.live.ecollege.com/ec/crs/default.learn?CourseID=5364583&Survey=1&47=9295928&ClientNodeID=984650&coursenav=1&bhcp=1
"We, as professionals, in the early childhood field, have to opportunity to shape a child's life for the better." ~Sandy Escobido in "The Passion for Early Childhood"