When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of “physical literacy,” a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
As child-care centres start to reopen after the coronavirus disruption, planning needs to include disabled children so as not to further exacerbate existing inequities.
Remote contact with families in the coronavirus emergency is critical, but learning on a screen is not how young children will gain the foundational and developmental skills they need.
Canada could emerge from this pandemic with a better quality, expanded and more efficient child-care system nationwide while making an investment with returns in the future.
Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.
Scotland is undertaking a child-care initiative to double the number of fully funded child-care hours available to parents, and outdoor play is part of it.
In a land-based early childhood program sustained and enriched by relationships with Indigenous Knowledge Holders, children learn that ‘water is us.’
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that’s true even when schools are operating normally.
Math is not primarily about numbers, but about thinking. It all begins with parent-child conversations about mathematical ideas.
Quality preschool can deliver $2 for every $1 from government. But families are paying more for it than if they sent their child to private primary school. Some forego quality for affordability.
Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.
Children ask a lot of questions, but they’re not always good ones.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.
High-quality early child care and education affects children’s overall health and well-being, and is key for all the qualities children need to contribute to society and the economy.
Contrary to the belief that resource strained parents invest in academically stronger children, studies show that Ethiopian parents tend to invest more in the child with lower academic capabilities.
Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
Adults aren’t the only language teachers: six-year-olds still produce sounds differently than adults, but toddlers are extremely good at understanding the speech of children six years and older.
On top of teaching them how to recognize numbers and count to 10, make sure they’re playing with puzzles.
Through a play day filled with choices at the beach with supportive adults, unexpected challenges and social experiences all help children to build far more than sand castles.