A “must read” for early childhood leaders and policymakers, this book is a comprehensive resource that focuses on the scientific study of child development and how environmental factors impact early learning. It provides a synthesis of the research of child development and early learning. To provide quality preschool experiences, administrators and teachers must understand the impact of child development on learning outcomes. Both the Executive Summary and the full text can be viewed and downloaded free on The National Academies Press website here; a hardback copy of the 588-page document costs $54.95. A podcast summarizing the findings from the report can be accessed here.