Learn about the connection between household income and the development of essential learning skills, and a research study program whose goal is to improve learning outcomes of underprivileged preschoolers, in this media gallery from NOVA: School of the Future. Growing up in poverty exposes young children to stresses that can hinder their ability to focus. Crystal Rulli is a single mother whose youngest child attends a federally funded Head Start program. Crystal and her child are part of a University of Oregon program that provides parents and preschools with techniques to reduce stress and heighten focus in daily interactions. This resource is part of the NOVA: School of the Future Collection.