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Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the time they turn 3? Yet children from low-income families hear roughly 30 million fewer words by age 3 and can enter school more than 18 months behind their more affluent peers.

In fact, millions of kids living in rural America don’t own a single book. That’s why early learning opportunities are so critical for children, regardless of their family’s income.

That’s why Save the Children works in the United States and around the world to reach those children who are missing out most on learning. Every last child deserves the opportunity to learn.

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