This thesis argues that since the social-emotional components of early childhood development and education augment cognitive development, holistic early childhood teacher training that prepares educators regarding both types of development would further improve the well-established return on investment seen as a result of health and wellness programs at pre-natal and pre-school stages.


International & Comparative Education Department

Degree Name

MA in International & Comparative Education

Graduation Date

Summer 5-28-2015

Submission Date

September 2016

First Advisor

Hozayin, Russanne

Second Advisor


Third Advisor


Committee Member 1

Rissmann-Joyce, Stacie

Committee Member 2


Committee Member 3



57 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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