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ERIC Number: ED515138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood: Summary of Essential Findings
National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs
A vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. Health in the earliest years--beginning with the future mother's well-being before she becomes pregnant--lays the groundwork for a lifetime of vitality. When developing biological systems are strengthened by positive early experiences, children are more likely to thrive and grow up to be healthy adults. Sound health also provides a foundation for the construction of sturdy brain architecture and the achievement of a broad range of skills and learning capacities. This paper offers an overview of a promising framework that will improve children's physical and mental well-being. [For the related report, "The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood", see ED515137.]
National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail: developingchild@harvard.edu; Web site: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/initiatives/forum/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child; Harvard University, National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs