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An early head start

It's no secret why children from poor and minority communities often start school at a substantial disadvantage compared to their peers from more affluent backgrounds. The reasons for the disparities are well known: poverty, family instability, lack of access to health care services and regular medical checkups and too few opportunities for high-quality educational and recreational experiences that help children reach their full potential. When children grow up with so many deficits during their crucial formative years, the effect on their ability to catch up later in life can be devastating.

That's why the Baltimore City Health Department has joined with the Maryland Family Network...

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