Early Childhood Development
Early childhood experiences and environments can greatly affect health, well into adulthood. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports programs to enable schools, families and communities to provide children the best foundation for a healthy, productive life.
Learn how economic and social conditions can directly influence child development and lifelong health—and what can be done to promote wellness among vulnerable children. Read the new issue brief from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Three programs apply different strategies to support parents and teachers in improving young, vulnerable children’s social-emotional growth and academic learning.
This research synthesis by two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national programs highlights strategies for preventing obesity among preschool children.
New report outlines evidence-based strategies for promoting physical activity and healthy eating among children younger than age 5.
Investing in the Health of Our Children
Intervening in early childhood can break the vicious cycle of social and health disadvantage into adulthood. These videos feature programs that focus on early childhood development.
- Every Child Counts: Stopping Infant Loss November 13, 2014
- Babies are Dying in Rochester at Twice the National Average. Why? November 7, 2014
- There's no place like home to build a culture of health August 11, 2014
- Public Health Campaign of the Month: A Public Health Reason to Post a Selfie July 24, 2014
- Why empathy is essential to a culture of health April 11, 2014
RWJF Program Results
- Study: Policies that Help Prevent Childhood Obesity October 17, 2014
- Toxic Stress and the Development of Young Children October 15, 2014
- Helping Families Raise Healthy Children July 24, 2014