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Author Young, Mary Eming
Title Early Child Development from Measurement to Action : A Priority for Growth and Equity
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2007
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Note Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The ECD Agenda: Closing the Gap -- I. Investment in ECD-Benefits for Society and Children -- Chapter 1 A Productive Investment: Early Child Development -- Chapter 2 Early Child Development Is a Business Imperative -- Chapter 3 Experience-based Brain Development: Scientific Underpinnings of the Importance of Early Child Development in a Global World -- II. Evaluating ECD Outcomes-Lessons from Longitudinal Studies -- Chapter 4 Outcomes of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Study and Michigan School Readiness Program -- Chapter 5 The Abecedarian Experience -- III. Monitoring ECD Interventions-Country Experiences -- Chapter 6 Colombia: Challenges in Country-level Monitoring -- Chapter 7 Step by Step: A Multicountry Perspective on Implementing and Monitoring ECD Programs -- Chapter 8 Canada: Longitudinal Monitoring of ECD Outcomes -- Chapter 9 The Early Development Instrument: A Tool for Monitoring Children's Development and Readiness for School -- IV. Financing of ECD Initiatives-Innovations -- Chapter 10 Jamaica: Recent Initiatives in Early Childhood Policy -- Chapter 11 Brazil's Millennium Fund for Early Childhood -- Chapter 12 Dominican Republic: Competitive Fund for Educational Innovations -- Chapter 13 Indonesia: Public Financing of Block Grants for Privately Delivered Services -- V. Looking to the Future-The Next 5 Years -- Chapter 14 Measuring Child Development to Leverage ECD Policy and Investment -- Index
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 interaction of environment (early experiences) with genetics to shape brain structure and function - that with proper nurturing would enable people to have competence to create prosperous, sustainable, tolerant, nonviolent, and democratic communities. The World Bank recently hosted a symposium on the priority of early child development for economic growth and equity. The participants urged application of population - based tools and measures to assess the outcomes of children's early years and children's readiness for school. This approach, which shifts the focus from measures of disease, dysfunction, and mortality, is already yielding essential data for designing intervention programs, identifying children at risk, and leveraging policy and investment - to improve the possibilities for all children globally
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Young, Mary Eming Early Child Development from Measurement to Action : A Priority for Growth and Equity Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2007 9780821370865
Subject Child development.;Child welfare.;Early childhood education.;Children -- Services for.;Evaluation research (Social action programs)
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