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Gilbert, Jaesook L.; Harte, Helene Arbouet; Patrick, Carol – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reflect America's recent emphasis on literacy and educational accountability. Policymakers have a heightened interest in educating children earlier and fostering brain growth, in part due to the increased awareness of research on brain development and the importance of the early years…
Descriptors: Play, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Brain
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Wallinga, Charlotte; Coleman, Mick; Bales, Diane – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Dramatic improvements have been made in the lives of children over the last century. Even so, many health and safety challenges remain unresolved. For example, unintentional injuries claim the lives of more children each year than any other cause of death. In addition, a panel of pediatricians reported that the incidence of childhood obesity…
Descriptors: Health Education, Safety, Injuries, Young Children