Investing in evaluation of physical development of the child interventions timed to take advantage of crucial phases of brain development is necessary for all children. In particular it can improve the lives of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families, with profound consequences for societies at large.
Barriers of access to programs and services need to be removed for ALL children. Measuring the state of early child development with a comparable approach throughout the world will provide a way for societies to judge their success. Success in the area of early child development requires a partnership, not only among international, national, and local agencies but, also, with the world’s families. Exposure to physical, biological, and chemical risks during a child’s early years can have significant, long-term, and adverse effects. Causes of under-5 mortality and morbidity include physical trauma, biological diseases, and chemical hazards such as drowning and burns, diarrhoea and pneumonia, and mercury and lead toxicity.
We offer full-day preschool programs for children with and without special needs as well as early intervention and therapy services for children with special needs or developmental delays. Our philosophy is based on the principle that children are unique individuals who develop at their own pace and need a supportive, challenging environment that includes age-appropriate opportunities for learning new skills. We welcome your involvement in continuing our mission! Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The treatment in the “Language” sections in this article deals specifically with a child’s acquisition of the English language and does not represent a worldwide view of the subject.