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Hillary Clinton touts new child-development initiative during Tulsa visit

BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World Published: March 25, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Tulsa on Monday to help launch an initiative to improve children's readiness for school and discuss with local leaders the success the city has had in early childhood education.

"Talking is Teaching" is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children's brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day.

Children will usually know 500 words by the age of 4.

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