As the Twig Is Bent--Lasting Effects of Preschool Programs

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modify the children as they grow older. We conclude with the words of our friend Ira Gordon ( 1976): "Each developmental period to some degree predicts the next. But, no one is locked in, in a mechanistic or deterministic sense. Change is not the antithesis of continuity. What we can become, while influenced strongly by the past, is at the same time influenced strongly by the present [p. 122]."


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Funding during the first year was from the Ford Foundation. Later funding came from various grants from the U.S. Department of Health. Education, and Welfare: The Children's Bureau; National Institute of Mental Health; and (he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. The University of Florida also contributed in-kind support.


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