A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet the United States has continued to underlook its youngest children. Leaders talk about "leaving no child behind," but they remain reluctant to take steps to keep more children in the race for life's blessings. Education expert Gene Maeroff's latest book incorporates fascinating and colorful interviews and anecdotes from field visits to schools throughout the country. Maeroff highlights ways in which schools can better serve youngsters from pre-kindergarten through the end of third grade and provides parents with inspiring success stories to adapt in their own communities.Maeroff, Gene I. is the author of 'Building Blocks Making Children Successful in the Early Years of School', published 2006 under ISBN 9781403969941 and ISBN 1403969949.