ERIC Number: ED467045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ready To Enter: What Research Tells Policymakers about Strategies To Promote Social and Emotional School Readiness among Three- and Four-Year-Old Children. Promoting the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Families Policy Paper.
Raver, C. Cybele; Knitzer, Jane
This policy paper focuses on what emerging research tells policymakers about why it is so important to intervene to help young children at risk for poor social, emotional, and behavioral development, and what kinds of research-based interventions seem most effective. The paper addresses the relationship between early academic learning and emotional development, the prevalence of emotional problems in preschool-aged children and young children who are exposed to multiple family and environmental risk factors, and the role of teachers and child care providers in reducing or exacerbating problems. Also explored is the emerging but still limited research on the efficacy of preventive and early interventions explicitly targeted to address the social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties of young children, particularly in the context of early care and education settings. The paper concludes with recommendations for policymakers and researchers. (Contains 78 endnotes.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), At Risk Persons, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems, Incidence, Mental Health, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Public Policy, Research Needs, School Readiness, Social Adjustment, Teacher Role, Well Being
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032 ($5). Tel: 212-304-7100; Fax: 212-544-4200; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nccp.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.