Earlier vs. later experiences: How significant are the early years?

Comment:
Based on the discussion attached and further literature, provide a critical reflection on whether current theory and research supports a hypothesis for the greater significance of early vs. later experiences in child development. You can take a particular position or use this as an opportunity to try to reflect on and reconcile the issues which have arisen in the online discussion. (1,100 words + refs) please take into consideration cognitive, gender and relational development. Sources Course Materials: Units 1-5 attached Santrock, J.W. (2014). Child Development. (14th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.