"Children laugh with each other in a way that we have forgotten." Gigi
Schweikert from her book, Teacher Tips
THE STUNNING IMPACT OF AIDS
In conducting research for an article on international early childhood trends
for the July issue of Child Care Information Exchange, I ran across some
frightening statistics about the impact AIDS is having on certain nations.
The chart below, excerpted from "The World Population Profile 1998"
published by the US Bureau of the Census, demonstrates what life expectancy
is in a number of nations suffering from a severe AIDS epidemic and what
life expectancy would be in that nation if AIDS were not a factor:
Life Expectancy in 1998
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