ERIC Number: ED439843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Brain Development & Early Childhood: An Arkansas Kids Count Special Report.
Rule, J. Chris
Using recent economic data on state spending and information about childhood brain development, this Kids Count mini-report offers a snapshot of where Arkansas stands on early education and spending on such programs. The report examines the next steps, challenging conventional wisdom in order to explore the best path for improving child outcomes in Arkansas. The report's sections are: (1) "Brain Growth and Spending on Kids: What's the Connection?"; (2) "What Investment Has Arkansas Made in Early Education?"; (3) "The Impacts of Early Education on Children"; (4) "Quality Early Education and Child Care"; (5) "Changing Our Priorities: Strategies for Better Early Childhood Care"; and (6) "Caring for Our Youngest Citizens: What Can You Do To Help?" The report recommends promoting good parenting, health care for children, and good early childhood care; targeting preventive early childhood programs to more high-risk children; and securing and maintaining funding for young children. (EV)
Descriptors: Brain, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Cognitive Development, Preschool Education, State Action, State Aid, State Programs
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 103 E. 7th St., Suite 931, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-371-9678. For full text: http://www.aradvocates.org/kidscountbulletins/braindevelop. pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas