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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET CHAPTER ONE child development program to make lifelong differences in the lives of the children of poverty. Since then, one would naturally expect teachers to interact with children and with one another in commu- nication mode throughout the day and to share strategies with par- ents for doing the same in their own homes. It has never happened. The failure of early childhood education in the United States is not that it has failed to lift children out of poverty. The failure of early childhood education in America is that it has failed to educate. 16 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL