Scorecard can help monitor children’s psycho-social health and wellbeing
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Healthy early childhood development is fundamental to success and happiness, not only during childhood but throughout the course of a person’s life. This not only includes linguistic and cognitive development but also physical, social and emotional development. This development and the environment surrounding a child could either enhance or hinder optimal development of the individual. Schools are seen as an important environment for the promotion of education, but they could also be crucial for the promotion of health in children, as well as their families and community, through specific health-promotion programmes. The right programmes in a school setting could make a positive contribution to the overall health of the children and society.