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Leaders: Investing in kids before age 2 yields biggest benefits

Timothy Jones, pastor of Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church, and his church community already understand the importance of early education.

The church built a $2 million learning center five years ago that offers free, high-quality child care to about 20 low-income families with children between 4 months and 4 years old.

"We discovered that perhaps the greatest need was during the formative years, so we built the learning center. The children are our future in a very real way," Jones said. 


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