The National Institute of Health released a study in March, 2007 after following a group of children through early childhood to the 6th grade.[89] The study found that the children who received a higher quality of childcare scored higher on 5th grade vocabulary tests than the children who had attended childcare of a lower quality. The study also reported that teachers found children from childcare to be "disobedient", fight more frequently, and more argumentative. The study reported the increases in both aggression and vocabulary were small. "The researchers emphasized that the children’s behavior was within the normal range and were not considered clinically disordered."
Indiana is home to 251,296 infants and toddlers, 3.8% of the population. As many as 47 percent live in households with incomes less than $50,000 a year for a family of four. A broad array of policies and services are required to ensure that all of them have an equitable start in life; explore more from ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends's State of Babies Yearbook 2019 to see how Indiana is doing to support babies.
People are still getting a lot of their healthcare from emergency room visits when they don’t have to, but we’re making progress. According to the CDC, in 2011, only 2 out of 3 people visited the ER due to the “seriousness of the medical problem.” By 2014, more than 7 out of 8 people visited the ER because of a serious medical problem. “Urgent care centers and other on-demand healthcare options in Denver and Boulder are expanding their services to treat more illnesses and injuries, making it easier for patients to access affordable care,” says Greg Meadows, CEO at Rocky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine. “ER-alternatives provide high-quality, affordable care when patients need it most.”
We’ve conducted extensive research to uncover the health needs specific to communities in Colorado and western Kansas. The result is customized Neighborhood Health Centers prepared to serve the population in specific geographic areas - based on its demographics, health status and trends, existing health care resources and gaps in available services.
Indiana is home to 251,296 infants and toddlers, 3.8% of the population. As many as 47 percent live in households with incomes less than $50,000 a year for a family of four. A broad array of policies and services are required to ensure that all of them have an equitable start in life; explore more from ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends's State of Babies Yearbook 2019 to see how Indiana is doing to support babies.

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