"Children need more than just good schooling: they require safe lives, good health, and sufficient resources to live and grow successfully in their community. This book makes this vital connection, as society must promote a quality education, available health services, and financial equity and opportunity for all"--Provided by publisher.
"Connecting well-being with children's education, their earning potential, and their healthcare are critical, as the U.S.A. falls behind other modern nations in productivity and educational proficiency. Beginning with the limitations or absence of health-care, low quality education, and supportive communities, we suggest ways that our children can begin to be prepared, healthy, and participative in a productive society. Clear associations abound between quality of life, physical health, psychological well-being and social interactions. Positive environments, including a supportive home life, good health care and appropriate schooling, create connections to self, home, community and beyond. A child's welfare is directly connected to the conditions of home, school and health. Each is a determinant of growth and development, sustainability or reliance"--Provided by publisher.