Pictured is 14-month-old Heidi enjoying the colorful shapes in a board book provided by the Little By Little School Readiness Program at Olympic (California) WIC. “Every day the participants share […]
The goals of child participation in WIC are to guide children along a path toward positive health outcomes and to ensure that they are ready for kindergarten. Children between the […]
Abstract Early parenting home-visiting interventions have been found to be highly effective in promoting child development. Yet, there are many obstacles in the implementation of home-visiting programs, including travel and […]
Findings suggest that strengthening the existing referral processes and enhancing continuity of care between WIC and developmental providers may improve child outcomes and reduce disparities.
Some programs and policies have failed to show consistent results. But the good news is that others are quite effective at improving early childhood health. The most successful include the (WIC), universal immunization, and high-quality, center-based early childhood care and education. Economic analyses reveal that these programs' benefits outweigh their costs, suggesting that public spending to support them is more than justified.
Results show that early WIC participation is associated with both cognitive and academic benefits. These findings suggest that WIC meaningfully contributes to children's educational prospects