Language milestones matter not as the final word, but as possible signals about where children might be struggling and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential.
Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
Cost-effective, scaleable early childhood development and education programmes can make a huge difference.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
New guidelines have been launched that make recommendations on the daily activities of babies and young children.
Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
Fathers are important for children starting from the very beginning of life, but few early parenting resources are available for men. Two scholars who studied this explain their findings.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
The majority of South Africans are separated from the wealthy and formal-sector employed minority.
For years, educators have viewed socio-economic status as an influence on learning. Here's why a recent study suggests the full story may be more complicated than that.
New research shows that children who are kind, supportive and understanding influence their siblings to act and behave in similar ways.
Adverse childhood events can not only cause lasting psychological effects but also learning problems. That, in turn, worsens health outcomes, as literacy is an integral part of health care.
Schools across Canada should 'grow down' and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
Across the world many countries issue pregnancy grants to support mothers-to-be. South Africa has a progressive social security grant system, but it does not support this vulnerable group.