TITLE

Making early childhood count

AUTHOR(S)
Hertzman, Clyde; Williams, Robin
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the importance of early child development based on the new neuroscience. It cites the significance of early childhood in a person's well-being and life success as well as its implications to countries that signify to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Approaches that are beneficial in monitoring early childhood development are also presented. These include the social indicators approach which is based on the Composite Learning Index from the Canadian Council on Learning, population-based survey approach which uses the Early Development Instrument, and the linked data approach. Moreover, the need for early intervention in providing access to early childhood programs particularly in Canada is discussed.
ACCESSION #
35826041

 

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