Academics are just one component of quality early childhood education. Comprehensive programs that start at birth, involve parents, incorporate health as an input and include a focus on socio-emotional skills are capable of delivering the greatest results for children who need it most.
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- Cognitive skills alone are not enough. Social and emotional skills are critical for early childhood development. https://bit.ly/2rN3uZN @heckmanequation
- “Taking a proactive approach to cognitive and social skill development through investments in quality early childhood programs is more effective and economically efficient than trying to close the gap later on.” – @heckmanequation. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2oVdL7f
- “Cognitive skills matter but so do things like motivation, sociability, the ability to work with others…self-esteem, ability to defer gratification – these things matter a great deal.” The importance of soft skills: https://bit.ly/2xuTfQD @heckmanequation
- Socio-emotional skills have greater effects on life success. Early programs must be comprehensive to have the greatest outcomes – a focus on soft skills is important. From @heckmanequation: https://bit.ly/2xhDziw
- ECE programs that incorporate health and nutrition drive better outcomes for children and families. Learn more @heckmanequation: https://bit.ly/2vU51TV