Parenting Programme in Health Centres – What you do with Baby Really Matters



Autor: Susan P. Walker - Christine Powell - Susan M Chan -, Helen Baker-Henningham and Sally Grantham-McGregor

Año: 2016

Organización: IDB - UWI

Tipo de publicacion: Documento

Resumen:

"Importance of early childhood  Brain development is most rapid and vulnerable from conception to 5 years.  Experiences in early childhood can have lasting effects on children’s ability to learn and their behaviour.  Without quality early childhood care, children arrive at formal schooling with deficits in cognitive and social skills. This detrimentally affects their progress in school. Need for parenting programmes  Studies in Jamaica and St Lucia have shown significant benefits from weekly home visiting to promote improved parent-child interaction on young children’s development. Parent knowledge and practices also improved.  Follow-up to age 22 years in Jamaica has shown long term benefits to IQ, educational attainment and mental health, reduction in violent behaviour and increased income."

Parenting Programme in Health Centres - What you do with Baby Really Matters