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George Halvorson, Former CEO, Kaiser Permanente; Chairman, Institute for InterGroup Understanding. The first three years of life are the years when it is possible to make neuron connections by the billions in the brain of every child from every group, and if we miss that opportunity, the epigenetic reality is that the brain changes at four and it is impossible to catch up. The learning gaps in our schools have not been closed in forty years because we need to close them at fifteen months and they can’t be closed at fifteen years. The first three months of life have massive epigenetic impact on both brain and emotional development for every child. Three Key Years looks at those opportunities.