Improving children’s health and development requires strong partnerships, sustainable financing, and the ability to match children’s needs to proven programmes, says Jessica Ripper and Abel Ortiz
RESEARCH HAS IDENTIFIED A NUMBER of critical milestones that predict success in school. For example, children who enter school ready to learn, have a strong attendance record, and are proficient readers by age 8 are more likely to do well. However, academic success also depends on a child’s ability to reach non-academic milestones, such as regulating their behaviour and interacting positively with their peers.
|What we know|
|● It is important to tackle the root causes that affect child wellbeing.
● Evidence2Success targets education and skills attainment as well as behaviour, positive relationships, emotional wellbeing, and physical health.
● Evidence-based programmes, strong partnerships, and sustainable financing are key to success.
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