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Children of refugee families play in the kindergarden of former U.S. army housing barracks used as a refugee registration center for the German state of Hesse in Giessen, 40km southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, September 10, 2015. About 33,000 asylum seekers have arrived at Munich's main railway station since the beginning of September, as many as in the whole of 2014, the district government of Upper Bavaria said on Wednesday. On Wednesday alone, 4,000 had arrived by 5 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT), it said in a statement. Since the start of the year, more than 100,000 have poured in through the station, a hub from which the newcomers are transported to reception centers around Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach  - GF10000200159

Early years education can have huge benefits in terms of people's health and educational outcomes. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Minouche Shafik
President, Columbia University
Ceri Parker
Previously Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum
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