Link Between Child Care and Academic Achievement and Behavior – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study has been following more than 1,000 children to measure the short and long term effects of child care on their development. Dr. James Griffin at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains how they were evaluated.
Griffin: These evaluations included measures of: behavioral problems, such as acting out in class; impulsive behaviors, like acting without thinking through the consequences; and risk-taking behaviors, such as behaviors that might harm themselves or others.
Narrator: Researchers found links between experiences as young children and adolescence academic and behavioral performance. For more information on this study and other children’s health issues, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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