While early learning and childhood experiences are vitally important in the first few years of life, we don’t often think about how positive experiences can ring through the decades that follow – or the generations that come after our little ones with great early learning experiences. 

Nobel Prize winning economist Jim Heckman talked with NPR podcast “Hidden Brian” to share decades of research into the impact of just a few short years of high quality interventions on some children from Michigan in the 1970s, and how that made a difference in the lives of those baby’s children. 

Check out this fascinating exploration, and get excited about how Thrive By Five is looking to make a difference for our little ones right here in Pinellas County!

Transcript and Podcast both available at: 

What’s Not On The Test: The Overlooked Factors That Determine Success