Connections between education and health No. 3: The importance of early learning
November 3, 2017
This third brief in a four-part series on connections between education and health illustrates the importance of a child’s early years for both health and future educational attainment.
This brief discusses:
- How early childhood experiences influence health
- Evidence-based early learning and family support programs and polices including home visiting, high-quality early childhood education (e.g., child care, preschool, pre-kindergarten) and social-emotional learning
- The extent to which Ohio is implementing these initiatives
- Policy options to enhance early learning in Ohio
- HPIO fact sheets describing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and suspensions and expulsions among young children
- Policy brief No. 1 explains the relationship between education and health and describes factors impacting this relationship (Released: January 2017)
- Policy brief No. 2: Health Services in School describes how Ohio schools are providing health services to students (Released: July 2017)
- Policy brief No. 4: School-based drug and violence prevention and mental health promotion focuses on policies and programs that build protective factors for children, including prevention education, social-emotional learning and positive behavior programs and school climate improvement initiatives (Released: August 2018)
- “Intersections between education and health” is an extensive online resource page
- Summary of school health service requirements under Ohio law
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