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Promoting Developmental Potential in Early Childhood: A Global Framework for Health and Education

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Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
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School Psychology Program, School of Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
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School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, SE-551 11 Jönköping, Sweden
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 2007; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042007
Received: 26 December 2020 / Revised: 29 January 2021 / Accepted: 16 February 2021 / Published: 19 February 2021
In the early years of life, children’s interactions with the physical and social environment- including families, schools and communities—play a defining role in developmental trajectories with long-term implications for their health, well-being and earning potential as they become adults. Importantly, failing to reach their developmental potential contributes to global cycles of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion. Guided by a rights-based approach, this narrative review synthesizes selected studies and global initiatives promoting early child development and proposes a universal intervention framework of child-environment interactions to optimize children’s developmental functioning and trajectories. View Full-Text
Keywords: early child development; ICF; education; health; inequality; rights; functioning; potential; intervention; disability early child development; ICF; education; health; inequality; rights; functioning; potential; intervention; disability
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Schiariti, V.; Simeonsson, R.J.; Hall, K. Promoting Developmental Potential in Early Childhood: A Global Framework for Health and Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2007. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042007

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