BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviors in early childhood are associated with lower physical activity levels, poor self-perception and social-emotional skills, poor health outcomes, and obesity in adulthood. Our poorest children are most at-risk for being sedentary and overweight/obese. In Ohio, many preschool-aged children from low-income households (29% of the children at these …[Read more...]
The following Policy Notes summarize various issues pertaining to children’s well-being and recommendations to meet those challenges. They are designed for policymakers and others who are interested in formulating best practices as they relate to children’s learning and development at home, in school and in the community.
BACKGROUND: The first five years in a child’s life are the most important for brain development and are critical for setting the foundation for a healthy and successful life. High-quality early childhood education (ECE) is paramount for the 14.8 million children under age 6 with both parents working and the …[Read more...]