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The First 1,000 Days: Reading as a Source for Healthy Development (Tennessee Department of Health Study)

Dr. Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, former Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, frequently lectured on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, examining the protective factors that allow for healthy development. 

In this presentation, Warren focuses on the importance of positive experiences during a child’s preconception, prenatal, and early childhood periods as a source for healthier development and prosperity, emphasizing reading to a child as a positive experience for language development.

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