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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The Jamaican Study: Early childhood education can compensate for developmental delays, boost earnings and reduce inequality

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Research reports & papers
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Heckman, F.
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In Jamaica, a rare long-term study of the effects of an early childhood development program shows that children’s lives can be improved by ensuring that they have the right stimulation and emotional support as babies and toddler. Nearly 20 years after poor mothers were shown how to play and interact with their children in ways that promote cognitive, physical, and emotional development, the gains were apparent. The relevant article, policy brief and poster can be downloaded above. PAN Children promotes the right to play, read the report from our seminar here