Development of all children

Not only does Child Trends take a “whole child” approach, but we also are concerned about the optimal development of all children, starting from birth and moving through the transition to adulthood. In our early childhood program area, we have compiled the research base for a birth through age eight state policy framework (and the recently updated Research at a Glance) for the Alliance for Early Success. We have contributed to research on best practice with infants and toddlers, through the development of a new quality measure of caregiver-child interactions for infants and toddlers (Q-CCIIT) and our collaboration with the Network of Infant-Toddler Researchers (NITR). We also study and share information about the development of important subgroups of children, including young dual language learners, homeless young children, and children of military families

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