Early start

25th February 2000 at 00:00
NURSERY-AGED children with special needs are more likely to succeed in mainstream education if they have spent time in early excellence centres, say researchers at University College, Worcester. The team investigated eight of the 29 centres, given extra funds by he Government in recognition of, and to disseminate, good practice. Families who visited the centres needed fewer visits from health, education and social services.

Reports compiled by Diane Spencer with the help of the National Children's Bureau

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