Published in the Journal of Public Health (February 2019), "The effect of a community-based, integrated and nurturing care intervention on early childhood development in rural China" explores whether attention to nurturing care can promote developmental health and reduce developmental delays.

The community-based program was implemented in four counties of China, serving parents and their children aged 3 and under. The intervention included attention to all five components of nurturing care. Findings suggest that attention to nurturing care can lead to a reduction in the prevalence of suspected neurodevelopmental delay in children.

You can access the study here.