ERIC Number: EJ1065217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
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Developmental Science and Preventive Interventions for Children at Environmental Risk
Guralnick, Michael J.
Infants and Young Children, v26 n4 p270-285 Oct-Dec 2013
The current status of preventive intervention programs designed to reduce the school readiness gap for young children at environmental risk is examined in the context of developmental science. A review of program effectiveness suggests that future progress in this area should be grounded in a knowledge base that adopts the framework of developmental science and establishes unambiguous goals and implementation strategies as a foundation for program development. The Developmental Systems Approach is suggested as such a model, as it is consistent with developmental and existing intervention science, and it emphasizes program continuity, relationships, and comprehensiveness. A long-term plan for community-based systems development is presented.
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Young Children, School Readiness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Systems Approach, Child Development, Systems Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch (IDDB)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: P30 HD002274|ACLAIDDDD0307