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Effects of an early stimulation curriculum and a nutritional intervention in a national public parenting program in Colombia on child development and growth: a cluster‐randomized controlled trial

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dc.description.abstract In this paper, we evaluate the effects of the implementation of a structured early stimulation curriculum and a nutritional intervention through public parenting support services for vulnerable families living in rural areas of Colombia (known as FAMI), on children’s development and parental behaviors. We use a clustered randomized controlled trial that assigns 87 municipalities to treatment and control, to evaluate the effects of these interventions on children growth and development. 1,460 children younger than 1 year of age were assessed at baseline. The interventions were also complemented with training, supervision and coaching of FAMI program facilitators. We assessed program effects on children’s nutritional status by anthropometric measures, cognitive, receptive and expressive language, and fine and gross motor using the Bayley scales of infant development‐III and socio‐emotional development based on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for the socioemotional domain. The interventions had positive and significant effects on Bayley‐III cognitive scale (0.15 SD), receptive language (0.11 SD), expressive language (0.14 SD) and gross motor development (0.14 SD). We also report a reduction in the risk of stunting of ‐0.13 SDs. We do not find any effects on socio‐emotional development. We report positive and statistically significant effects on the number of toy materials at home (0.36 SD), the number of varieties of play materials (0.28 SD), and the number of varieties of play activities with adults at home over the past three days (0.17 SD). This trial is registered with Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN93757590. en
dc.title Effects of an early stimulation curriculum and a nutritional intervention in a national public parenting program in Colombia on child development and growth: a cluster‐randomized controlled trial en
dc.contributor.author Attanasio, Orazio
dc.contributor.author Bernal, Raquel
dc.contributor.author Baker‐Henningham, Helen
dc.contributor.author Meghir, Costas
dc.contributor.author Rubio‐Codina, Marta
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-13T19:02:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-13T19:02:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-13
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64520
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Parenting Program
dc.subject Colombia
dc.subject Child Development
dc.type Working Paper


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