Early Childhood quotes:

  • How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood. -- Harold Ramis
  • Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high. -- Anne M. Mulcahy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Early childhood education begins early, even before birth. -- Madeleine M. Kunin
  • From early childhood, my thrust was to get into the movies. -- Morgan Freeman
  • We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America. -- Shakira
  • The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn. -- Maria Montessori
  • My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12. -- Anita Diament
  • Every working family in America knows how hard it is today to find affordable childcare or early childhood education. -- Bernie Sanders
  • If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs. -- Paul Vallas
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Certainly, young children can begin to practice making letters and numbers and solving problems, but this should be done without workbooks. Young children need to learn initiative, autonomy, industry, and competence before they learn that answers can be right or wrong. -- David Elkind
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • She may hide it, but Clinton is a policy nerd. Ask about microfinance, and she'll talk your ear off. Mention early childhood interventions, and she will gush about obscure details of a home visitation experiment in Elmira, N.Y., that dramatically improved child outcomes. -- Nicholas Kristof
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mice: What is the best early training for a writer? Y.C.: An unhappy childhood. -- Ernest Hemingway
  • I have had a long unabashed love affair with dogs that stretches back to early childhood. -- Caspar Weinberger
  • The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe. -- William Mountford
  • A first class system of early childhood education is the hallmark of a caring and civilized society. -- Andy Hargreaves
  • I was born in Iowa City and spent my early childhood on a hippie commune just outside of town. -- Chelsea Cain
  • While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice. -- Andrew Vachss
  • I share Len Saunders' concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age. -- Shannon Miller
  • Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families. -- Margaret Sanger
  • Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood. -- Theodore L. Cuyler
  • There is an association between the number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood aggression. -- Catherine Taylor
  • Economic research demonstrates that tax dollars spent in early childhood development provide extraordinary return on investment-16% for high quality programs -- Robert Greenwald
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accounting for the unpaid care economy can drive progressive policies such as paid family leave, social security credits for early childcare, tax credits, and quality early childhood education. -- Sri Mulyani Indrawati
  • 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
  • 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
  • I have a strong memory of my early childhood. I can remember life before I was two. I remember being toilet-trained like it was last week - and it wasn't last week. -- Caroll Spinney
  • 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
  • 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