Early Childhood Development in Jamaica


Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies

1. Long term follow up of the development of low birth weight term babies at 6 years of age. This is a cohort of 100 low birth weight term babies who have been followed since birth. We assessed their cognitive, language and motor development and growth at 6 years of age.

2. Follow up of a cohort of children who were stunted in early childhood and participated in intervention. We are planning to re-assess the social function and economic performance of this cohort at 23 years of age.

3. Intervention with aggressive school children

4. The effect of intervention on the development of children in residential care.