Executive Summary, Comprehensive Child Development Process Study Report

Published: June 15, 1997
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In 1988 the U.S. Congress enacted the Comprehensive Child Development Act (Public Law 100-297) in an effort to decrease the likelihood that children from low-income families will be caught in the cycle of poverty. The specific goals of the Act included the following: Prevent the academic failure of young children from low-income families by addressing their educational, psychological, social, and medical needs from birth to age 5; decrease the likelihood that young children living in poverty will be caught in the cycle of poverty; and prevent welfare dependency and promote self-sufficiency and educational achievement of all members of low-income families with young children.