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Early child development from measurement to action : a priority for growth and equity

Author: Mary E Young; Linda M Richardson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2007.
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Prosperity in the world today depends on societies' nurturing of young children. Quality care (stimulation, health, and nutrition) during ages 0 - 5 has a decisive and long-lasting impact on a person's development, ability to learn, and capacity to regulate emotions. Cognitive and noncognitive (social and emotional) skills, set early in life, determine later success. New research in neurobiology and the behavioral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Early child development from measurement to action.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007
(DLC) 2007008832
(OCoLC)85892261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Young; Linda M Richardson
ISBN: 9780821370872 0821370871
OCLC Number: 174965362
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 p.) : ill.
Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. Investment in ECD --
Benefits for Society and Children; II. Evaluating ECD Outcomes --
Lessons from Longitudinal Studies; III. Monitoring ECD Interventions --
Country Experiences; IV. Financing of ECD Initiatives --
Innovations; V. Looking to the Future --
The Next 5 Years; Index.
Responsibility: editor, Mary Eming Young with Linda M. Richardson.

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Prosperity in the world today depends on societies' nurturing of young children. Quality care (stimulation, health, and nutrition) during ages 0 - 5 has a decisive and long-lasting impact on a person's development, ability to learn, and capacity to regulate emotions. Cognitive and noncognitive (social and emotional) skills, set early in life, determine later success. New research in neurobiology and the behavioral and social sciences is converging to enhance this understanding of early child development. Recently, researchers noted epigenetic effects in brain development - that is, the interac.

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