Closing the ‘word gap’

Kim Doleatto
Herald Tribune
November 24, 2017

Studies have shown that by age 3, children from lower income families hear far fewer words than those from higher incomes. This “word gap” is a problem because a word-rich environment is key to a foundation of learning, early language acquisition and future reading skills.

Ellen Galinsky -- author of “Mind in the Making” and consultant for a free app called Vroom that helps parents spur early learning -- shares some insight into the word gap that may affect close to a fifth of kids in the US.


For the full article, please visit the link here.

Why Early Learning?


Contact Us

Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
Send us an email

Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.