WHO final report: Early child development: A powerful equalizer

Irwin L. , Siddiqi A. , Hertzman C.


This document synthesizes knowledge about opportunities to improve the state of early child development on a global scale. In keeping with international policy standards, early childhood is defined as the period from prenatal development to eight years of age. What a child experiences during the early years sets a critical foundation for the entire life course. This is because early child development (ECD), including health, physical, social/emotional and language/cognitive domains strongly influences basic learning, school success, economic participation, social citizenry and health. Other Languages: French   Mandarin   Spanish

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