Integrating the Observation and Promotion of Emotional Connection into Pediatric Primary Care

Author: Reach Out & Read

Recent scientific advances have demonstrated that healthy early childhood development that leads to long-term health and well-being is dependent on a young child’s relational experiences with the adults that care for them, referred to here as Early Relational Health (ERH).

In 2019, Reach Out and Read (ROR) recognized its value in the promotion of ERH and launched our Next Chapter strategy with the mission of maximizing the potential of pediatric primary care to promote the positive interactions that foster healthy development during the critical early years of a child’s life.