Early Childhood Intervention Programs For Children 's Future Development

1772 WordsNov 8, 20168 Pages
For decades, early childhood intervention programs, including child-care program facilities, have created controversial debates on the long-term effects that they have on a persons childhood and more importantly, their future development. Although there are various debates on early childhood intervention effects on future development, early intervention programs tend to show long-term effects on cognitive and academic achievement, and positive effects on occupational prestige and depressive symptoms. However, early childhood intervention programs do not show long-term effects on future behavioral development and social competence. In essence, it is these outcomes that provide insights as to why early intervention programs enhance or diminish the future development among children. In turn, the early child-care programs tend to have positive effects on a persons reading and mathematical skills at the high school level. Early childhood intervention programs including child-care facilities, offer numerous amounts of support to children’s future development. In particular, research has concluded that early intervention programs show long-term effects on cognitive and academic achievement such as reading, and mathematical achievements. For example, in Campbell and Ramsey’s article on the development of cognitive and academic abilities, the authors focus on the effects of early childhood programs and a child’s intellectual level and academic achievement. The experiment included a
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