Does growing up poor harm brain development?

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Federal Hill House is a squad building in central Providence, within earshot of the city's main highway. On a recent rainy Monday, a school holiday, the building was full. Older childer lounged in front of a film, while toddlers roamed around the soft play area. Some regularly spend more than ten hours a day here, on top of school hours, while parents work. The charity provides essential support for low-income families: it picks up childer from home before school starts and looks after them long after it ends. It accomplishes a lot on a tight budget. In several places, the ceiling lets through water from the grey Rhode Island Sky.