Another sign of the poor economy -- many governments are looking at cutting funding to early childhood programs. This frustrates me to no end! There are a number of studies that support the long term outcomes of these programs as well as their cost effectiveness. Did you know that by the age of three, your child's brain is 85% the size of an adult brain? This is because of all the learning and organizing that takes place the first three years of life. While the article discusses preschool programming, programs for infants and toddlers are certainly at risk as well. I urge all my readers to contact your local representative to ask their support for early childhood education. Together, we can make a difference.