Multiple studies and repeated research has shown the importance of early and aggressive interventions in determining future outcome in young children. The first few years of life during brain development is a particularly sensitive time period to lay down the foundation for future cognitive, behavioral, social and self-regulatory skills. That is because the brain is actively growing, making new connections and decreasing non-productive or aberrant connections. Early Childhood Interventions help in improving developmental and behavioral outcome and can also have a future positive impact on physical health.
Recently, the RAND corporation did a thorough analysis about the benefits of these programs (2005.) They found that these programs are most effective when the treatment is provided by well trained caregivers or staff and have small child-to-staff ratios. The RAND study also found that there are long-lasting and substantial gains in outcomes for these children.
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