Disadvantaged Children Participating in Quality Early Childhood Programs Help Prevent Chronic Diseases in Adulthood


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According to a new study, children who are disadvantaged but have attended quality early childhood education programs, including healthcare and nutrition, have significantly improved health as adults.

The Abecedarian program renders cognitive and socio-emotional stimulation, along with primary pediatric care and nutrition to disadvantaged children. The study was spearheaded by researchers from UCL (University College London), the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina.


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Programs that provide educational activities and experiences for children from birth to age five which are intended to foster social, emotional and intellectual growth and prepare them for further formal learning. Early Education; Early Head Start; Head Start; Head Start Centers; Inclusive Preschools; Montessori Schools; Nursery Schools; Prekindergartens; Preschool Education; Preschools; Special Preschools

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Programs that focus on the social sciences, psychology, and biomedical sciences to study complex problems of human individual and social growth and behavior.




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