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ERIC Number: ED468870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 11
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A School Healthcare Program for Low Income Families of Very Young Children.
Joyce, Esperanza Villanueva
This chapter is part of a book that recounts the year's work at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Rather than an "elitist" laboratory school for the children of university faculty, the dual-language ECDC is a collaboration between the Corpus Christi Independent School District and the university, with an enrollment representative of Corpus Christi's population. The chapter details development of a wellness model for children enrolled in the ECDC. Specifically, the study implemented a screening program that included physical assessment, diet evaluation, personal histories, biochemical tests, and anthropometrics; and designed, implemented, and evaluated a series of educational presentations for children and parents. Preliminary findings included detailed health statistics for participating children and parents. A nutrition and exercise camp was conducted, and the health status of 43 students will be tracked. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Corpus Christi)