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Extreme Heat Affects Early Childhood Development and Health

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Extreme heat can significantly impact early childhood development, affecting cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. This Harvard-developed guide explores the profound consequences of excessive heat on children’s health, emphasizing the urgent need for interventions to address these challenges and ensure optimal developmental outcomes.

This working paper is the first in a series focusing on the ways that environmental conditions shape young children’s development. This work is crucial to understanding the wide effects climate change has on childhood education!