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"Early childhood education begins early, even before birth." - Madeleine M Kunin

"I have had a long unabashed love affair with dogs that stretches back to early childhood." - Caspar Weinberger

"From early childhood, my thrust was to get into the movies." - Morgan Freeman

"Mice: What is the best early training for a writer? Y.C.: An unhappy childhood." - Ernest Hemingway

"The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil." - Rachel Carson

"Our fascination with gold is related to the fantasies of early childhood." - Sigmund Freud

"How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood." - Harold Ramis

"We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America." - Shakira

"Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high." - Anne M Mulcahy

"Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action." - David Sobel

"After all, by providing early access to medicine, nutrition and stimulation, early childhood development creates lifelong improvements in health, cognitive development, school achievement, and social equality." - Shakira

"Early childhood development has proved to be very beneficial and very cost-effective in societies where this is been tried. So let's not confine ourselves to primary education. Let's think of early childhood development and education as a whole." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"We spend at least $5 for remedial education right now for every dollar we put in early childhood education. All the studies on early childhood education show this is going to pay for itself." - Tim Kaine

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families." - Margaret Sanger

"I share Len Saunders' concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"There is an association between the number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood aggression." - Catherine Taylor

"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." - Maria Montessori

"If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs." - Paul Vallas

"A first class system of early childhood education is the hallmark of a caring and civilized society." - Andy Hargreaves

"I share Len Saunders" concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"My hope is that every country in Latin America will make a significant commitment to supporting early childhood development programs." - Shakira

"The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe." - William Mountford

"My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12." - Anita Diament

"While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice." - Andrew Vachss

"I was born in Iowa City and spent my early childhood on a hippie commune just outside of town." - Chelsea Cain

"I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days." - Andrew Wiles

"Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete." - Dana Spiotta

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." - Sigmund Freud

"They say that childhood forms us, that those early influences are the key to everything. Is the peace of the soul so easily won? Simply the inevitable result of a happy childhood. What makes childhood happy? Parental harmony? Good health? Security? Might not a happy childhood be the worst possible preparation for life? Like leading a lamb to the slaughter." - Josephine Hart

"A poor child who receives high-quality early childhood development is 40 percent less likely to need special education, twice as likely to attend college and dramatically more likely to survive childhood." - Shakira

"There are many women in their late teens and early twenties who have either experienced violence in a relationship or have witnessed it at home in their childhood." - Miquita Oliver

"Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write." - Vangelis

"Values are most important. Democratic values have to be instilled from childhood and the child sees at an early stage in life in every situation in society." - Ela Bhatt

"In tough economic times, we have to make every dollar count, and studies have shown a return of up to $17 for every dollar invested in early childhood." - Shakira

"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to practically neglect since early childhood." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Childhood constitutes the most important element in an adult's life, for it is in his early years that a man is made." - Maria Montessori

"There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility." - Maria Callas

"My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor." - Matt Damon

"I'm a comic nerd. I'm a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics." - Anthony Bourdain

"Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis." - J B Pritzker

"My early life has given me a great deal to draw on, certainly - but would I have swapped a happy childhood for the writing? Yes." - Bruce Robinson

"The stirrings of morality emerge early in childhood. Toddlers spontaneously offer toys and help to others and try to comfort people they see in distress." - Steven Pinker

"The Summit of the Americas is an excellent platform to raise awareness and secure commitments from heads of state and different sector leaders regarding Early Childhood Development." - Shakira

"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"My childhood was a happy one, spent in a tall house in South Kensington and later in East Sussex, but my early and mid teens were less successful." - Julian Fellowes

"My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted." - Poppy Z Brite

"The whole narcissism and echo syndrome is usually the result of early childhood training. Those are very hard habits for anyone to break." - Merrill Markoe

"I thought, "Well, I'm writing about early childhood, so maybe it would make sense to write about late childhood as well, early adulthood." Those were my thoughts, and this was how this crazy book [Winter Journal] was composed. I've never seen a book with pictures like at the end, pictures related to things you've read before." - Paul Auster

"New York rushed to get students into early childhood programs, but the research is clear that it has to be high quality. What we are giving poor kids now in early childhood is nothing like what we are giving middle-class kids in most places." - Pedro Noguera

"The fin is coming early this siecle." - Angela Carter

"In any election year, Washington vibrates early." - Shirley Temple

"In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe." - Lydia Sigourney

"Our nearly century-long experiment in banning marijuana has failed as abysmally as Prohibition did... In contrast, legalizing and taxing marijuana would bring in substantial sums that could be used to pay for schools, libraries or early childhood education." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Parents deserve the peace of mind of knowing their children are in good hands. By investing in early childhood educators, we are supporting nurturing child care environments where children can thrive." - Kathleen Wynne

"The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers" - James Heckman

"To mourn is to be extraordinarily vulnerable. It is to be at the mercy of inside feelings and outside events in a way most of us have not been since early childhood." - Christian McEwen

"I learned that you don't have to be saddled for life with the mental attitudes you adopted in early childhood. All of us are free to change our minds, and as we change our minds, our experiences will also change." - M. J. Ryan

"The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood on that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others." - Bell Hooks

"I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I'm making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return." - J.B. Pritzker

"If you're a progressive, you've got to be worried about how the federal government is spending its revenue, because we don't have enough money to spend on things like early childhood education that are so important." - Barack Obama

"For both Adam Smith and Karl Marx the essential work of caring for people, starting in early childhood, was "just women's work" - and in their minds not even classified as "productive work."" - Riane Eisler

"Care work produces public goods, and should be supported in families by policies such as paid parental leave and caregiver tax credits, and by investments in good training and wages for caregiving, including early childhood education, in the market." - Riane Eisler

"Obviously from childhood to my teenage years, I really came into my own. I left the house early; I was on the streets when I was, like, 15. I've been holdin' my own since that age." - Nipsey Hussle

"The challenge for the 21st century is to bring together parents, the early childhood community, and schools so that every child acquires the foundation necessary to succeed in school and in life." - Mary Jean LeTendre

"Recollections of early childhood bear comparison to fairy tales, and ... youth remains an unknown country to whose bourn no traveler returns except as the agent of a foreign power." - Lewis H Lapham

"An enthusiastic desire of visiting the Old World haunted me from early childhood. I cherished a presentiment, amounting almost to belief, that I should one day behold the scenes, among which my fancy had so long wandered." - Bayard Taylor

"My childhood was surrounded by books and writing. From a very early age I was fascinated by storytelling, by the printed word, by language, by ideas. So I would seek them out." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"I think the research evidence on the benefits of early childhood programs for the local economy is extremely strong. However, the moral and political choice is still up to us, as citizens and as voters." - Timothy J Bartik

"If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate - first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things." - Richard Dawkins

"My brother and I spent our childhood in movie theaters screaming. I decided early on that that was the epitome of entertainment. I'm always trying for that same level of adrenaline in my books." - Tess Gerritsen

"I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that's what you're hinting at. The story of the bicycles - and there were three of them which were stolen from me - I've dealt with it well." - Angela Merkel

"My childhood in Arlington, Va., a middle class suburb of Washington, was uneventful. Ours was a very intellectual family, and we were encouraged to read at a very early age." - David Gross

"I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I'm making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return." - J B Pritzker

"My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand." - Frederick Reines

"Since an early age I was taught to be very politically aware and knew from childhood that the process was something I wanted to contribute towards if I could." - Adam Rickitt

"I had a lot of chaos in my very early years before I was old enough to know what was going on, and then I just skated through the rest of my childhood without dealing with it." - Jeremy Sisto

"At this early stage in our evolution, now through our infancy and into our childhood and then, with luck, our growing up, what our species needs most of all, right now, is simply a future." - Lewis Thomas

"Only one in five children in the U.S. lives within walking distance of a park. Many more lack access to a quality early childhood education that provides ample time and space to play." - Darell Hammond

"We invest in early childhood education. We invest additional job training dollars. We make sure that we've got a strong research and development strategy so that we continue to innovate. Rebuilding our infrastructure, which we know will attract businesses." - Barack Obama

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." - Benjamin Franklin

"A love that took an early root, And had an early doom." - Thomas Kibble Hervey

"If the goal is to dramatically improve college completion rates, not college-going rates by itself but college completion, it's not just a college problem. We need a big focus on early childhood education. Our early childhood education system is pretty good in this country. Not enough students have opportunity. And, very discouragingly, they lose their advantage because they go to poor schools after that. So, let's focus on our babies." - Arne Duncan

"The loss of my childhood was the price for becoming the youngest world champion in history. When you have to fight every day from a young age, your soul can be contaminated. I lost my childhood. I never really had it. I have to be careful not to become cruel, because I became a soldier too early." - Garry Kasparov

"My early childhood was spent living by the Pacific Ocean. I carry with me something imprinted by that wide, limitless horizon, which I learned connected us to different people and cultures, including my own family's origins in the Arab World and Northern Europe. I understood early that my world was only a small part of a much larger one. That captivated me." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"There's childhood and early onset bipolar, but it transitions in your early adulthood into something a little bit different, and extremely severe. It was at that time that my impulse control just went out the window. Impulse control when you're manic just disappears." - Marya Hornbacher

"Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity." - Thomas Huxley

"Genius is childhood recaptured." - Jean Baudrillard

"Dear sweet unforgettable childhood." - Anton Chekhov

"technology murdered childhood." - Robert M. Drake

"My childhood was extreme." - Tori Amos

"My childhood was appalling." - Taylor Caldwell

"Walking around an early spring garden- going nowhere." - Kyoshi Takahama

"It's never too early or too late to benefit beings." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

""I got up early because I wanted to." - Nobody" - Jim Gaffigan

"Particularly in my early days, I did very little rewriting." - Jimmy Webb

"So much of our early gladness vanishes utterly from our memory: we can never recall the joy with which we laid our heads on our mother's bosom or rode on our father's back in childhood; doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft mellowness of the apricot; but it is gone forever from our imagination, and we can only believe in the joy of childhood." - George Eliot

"I have the students for six hours a day. The community has them for 18 hours, plus prenatal and early childhood. I don't believe the schools create (the achievement gap), but our responsibility is not to add to it. We won't eliminate the gap until the community makes education a priority, but the schools can't wait for the community to do its part." - Bill Vaughan

"No one remembers her beginnings. Mothers and aunts tell us about infancy and early childhood, hoping we won't forget the past when they had total control over our lives and secretly praying that because of it, we'll include them in our future." - Rita Mae Brown

"My childhood was pretty ordinary, except from a very early age, I wanted to be scared. I just did. I was scared afterwards. I wanted a light on, because I was scared that there was something in the closet. My imagination was very active, even at a young age." - Stephen King

"All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood." - Maya Angelou

"I was a serious comic collector and fanboy as a kid. I wanted very badly to draw comic books for a lot of my childhood and early adolescence. So when you have an unfulfilled dream like that, when years later you find yourself in a position to make a graphic novel - hell yeah, I'm going to do that." - Anthony Bourdain

"In my early childhood, I was a performer by nature. I used to do puppet shows as a kid and entertain kids in classes and the teachers would make it a point that I was the entertainer of the class, but only after high school and in college that I started doing theater and acting classes, because I thought it would be fun." - Michael Jai White

"I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures." - Basil W. Maturin

"I had spent my childhood and the better part of my early adulthood trying to understand my mother. She had been an extraordinarily difficult person, spiteful and full of rage, with a temper that could flare, seemingly out of nowhere, scorching everything and everyone who got in its way. [pp. 40-41]" - Dani Shapiro

"In my very early childhood, when I was only 3 or 4 or 5, I would enter for many hours into meditative states in which the world would become light and energy and I would transcend the boundaries of the senses." - Frederick Lenz

"My early childhood equipped me really well for my portrait work: The quick encounter, where you are not going to know the subject for very long. These days I am much more comfortable with the fifteen minute relationship, than I am with a life long relationship." - Annie Leibovitz

"I should never conclude were I to speak to you of all the misfortunes which have their origin in the faulty carriage of the body. All these defects, mortifying for those who have contracted them, cannot be remedied except in their early stages. A habit born in childhood is strengthened in youth, becomes deeply rooted in adulthood and is incurable in old age." - Jean-Georges Noverre

"Some women have 'always' been lesbians. Others, like myself, have 'become' one. As much a sociocultural construction as it is an effect of early childhood experiences, sexual identity is nether innate nor simply acquired, but dynamically (re)structured by forms of fantasy private and public, conscious and unconscious, which are culturally available and historically specific." - Teresa De Lauretis

"Evidence that [feminine aesthetic preferences and ways of expressing oneself] may be hardwired comes from the fact that they typically appear early in childhood and often in contradiction to one's socialization. [...] This indicates that some aspects of feminine verbal and aesthetic expression precede and/or supersede gender socialization." - Julia Serano

"Some children lack tools to see their course in the world in far-sighted ways. Just introducing school vouchers won't change that. You have to have nurse-home partnerships, early childhood education, mentoring programs and so on. People learn from people they love." - David Brooks

"Christ was on display early in my childhood. Both my mother and father were living examples of what it meant to live for Christ and have Him be the focal point of decisions, actions, thoughts and words. It was a blessing but not entirely unexpected when very young I also came to the faith." - Aaron Kampman

"Love is the supreme form of communication. In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching." - Ashley Montagu

"My first memoir, 'Home,' was about my childhood, early training and formative years in the Theater, i am so pleased that my good friends at the Hachette Book Group have encouraged me to share the next phase of my life, beginning with my arrival in Hollywood and the wonderful movies and television programs I was asked to be a part of." - Julie Andrews

"Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul." - James Dobson

"Through private investment capitalism kept raising the productivity of labor to new heights. Parents were able to earn enough so their offspring did not have to join the work force at an early age. This produced something unique in history: Childhood, a time when the young could experience the innocence of play and opportunity of schooling before entering the world of work." - Richard Ebeling

"The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood." - Shakira

"Higher minimum wages, full-employment programs, early-childhood education: Those kinds of programs are, by design, universal, but by definition, because they are helping folks who are in the worst economic situations, are most likely to disproportionately impact and benefit African Americans. They also have the benefit of being sellable to a majority of the body politic." - Barack Obama

"Middle-class kids get to play, develop their thinking ability. Poor kids are much more likely to get regimentation under the guise of socialization. On top of it, we have huge segregation in early childhood programs. I don't see these patterns changing anytime soon, and that's a big obstacle." - Pedro Noguera

"Early on, my emotional work had to do with feeling unheard and invisible. My parents divorce at six, when I was six, really affected me. We moved around and I was with my mom and my sister. I have learned, by the way, there were amazing gifts that came out of that. For one, I'm living my childhood dream. I feel very fortunate." - Daphne Zuniga

"Over time we are able to undermine habitual modes of thinking formed by our self-made self in early childhood, which tries to squeeze happiness from the gratification of our desires for the symbols in our culture of survival and security, power and control, and affection and esteem." - Thomas Keating

"At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book-that string of confused, alien ciphers-shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader." - Alberto Manguel

"I come personally from a broken family, divorced very early in my childhood, a family with its own share of troubles, so I think that was very influential in both me believing that someday I would consistently devote myself to my own family that I created, but I think it also really affects my view of the world." - Bill De Blasio

"The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don't know why we just didn't share. We could have split them." - Carla Hall

"From early childhood, I was interested in understanding how the world worked, and assumed I would be some kind of physical scientist or chemist. But the truth was, I didn't know there was another kind of world, the inner world, that was just as interesting, if not more relevant, than what was going on in the outside world." - Stephen Laberge

"My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college." - Philip Zimbardo

"My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics." - Lee Atwater

"I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever." - Hugh Hefner

"I certainly don't think it's inevitable that we don't love children who don't carry our own DNA. If that were true we wouldn't have millions of successful adoptions to consider. I do think that it's harder to love a child when you come into that child's life after the unrequited passion of infancy and early childhood has passed." - Ayelet Waldman

"We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools." - Alison Gopnik

"What makes this story so remarkable is that throughout my early childhood I had ongoing learning difficulties, particularly in mathematics. I struggled to learn the multiplication table, and no matter how hard I tried, I simply couldn't remember 6 times 7 or 7 times 8." - Andrew Lo

"I had a very difficult childhood. I was surrounded by people who had both parents, which made me feel different. Having a bit of a rougher existence early on, it made me appreciate the work ethic that my grandparents instilled in me." - George Lopez

"To me the early childhood story is an ecumenical one. You take poverty seriously. You take seriously maternal depression. You take seriously children under stress and you take seriously the effects of extended hours participation in poor quality care. Those are the facts I begin with." - Robert Manne

"From very early on in my childhood - four, five years old - I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet, because I felt disconnected - I was very tall and skinny, and I didn't look like anybody else, I didn't even look like any member of my family." - Patti Smith

"Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping; The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised." - Mitt Romney

"Providing all Latin-American children with the education and early childhood development that they need is in the best interest of all, so it has to be a priority for all of us, not only the government and civil society, but also the business sector." - Shakira

"A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years." - Michael Leunig

"When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together." - John Berger

"Childhood knows what it wants - to leave childhood behind." - Jean Cocteau

"The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood." - Rene Descartes

"Childhood lasts all through life." - Gaston Bachelard

"Childhood obesity affects all pedophiles." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Fermat was my childhood passion." - Andrew Wiles

"Childhood is for spoiling adulthood." - Bill Watterson

"Old age is second childhood." - Aristophanes



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