Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook


Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook


This chartbook contains more than 30 key indicators of development and health for children ages 0 to 6 along with social factors in the family and neighborhood that affect these outcomes.

The following topics are addressed in the chartbook:

  • Introduction and overview
  • Indicators
    • Socioemotional development
      • Social competence
      • Behavioral self-control
      • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Intellectual development
      • Reading proficiency
      • Mathematical proficiency
      • Expressive language development
      • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Child health
      • Blood lead levels
      • Low and very-low birthweight
      • Iron deficiency
      • Children with chronic health conditions
      • Breastfeeding
    • Family functioning
      • Reading to young children and available reading materials in the home
      • Parental warmth and affection
      • Child maltreatment
      • Aggravated parenting
      • Parental domestic violence during pregnancy
      • Regular bedtime and mealtime
      • TV and video time
    • Parental health
      • Parental depression
      • Parental smoking and drinking
    • Health care receipt
      • Developmental screening and well-child visits
      • Health insurance coverage
      • Child immunization
      • Screening for hearing and vision problems
      • Dental visits and unmet dental needs
    • Community/neighborhood factors
      • Community/neighborhood poverty status
      • Perceived neighborhood safety
    • Child care
      • Type of child care
    • Demographic factors
      • Parental educational attainment
      • Family poverty status
      • Linguistic isolation
      • Births to teen mothers


The Commonwealth Fund; Child Trends; Center for Child Health Research

Funding Sources:

The Commonwealth Fund


Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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