An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
The sleep of young children varies a great deal. The myth of sleeping through the night at a specific age creates unrealistic expectations that can harm parents’ confidence.
A playground is a great place for kids to exercise their bodies. But it’s also important to give kids opportunities to exercise their mind. Here’s how to do that.
Early childhood education and care centres, which includes childcare and preschool, are part of our village. They form a support network established to ensure parents’ and children’s lifelong success.
Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Social disadvantage can cause stress that leads to changes in ‘connectivity’ between brain regions, potentially harming adolescents’ ability to plan, set goals, and self-reflect.
Michelle Obama’s fun new show is great for teaching children where food comes from but misses an opportunity.
Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people’s sense of fairness. They find it’s common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
Taking part in creative activities with little ones can help bolster their communication, build their sense of self and even improve their health and wellbeing.
Children aren’t just losing out on education as a result of the pandemic.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
Too much screen time doesn’t leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children’s development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.
The fact that there’s a growing number of child vendors means government interventions for vulnerable children aren’t reaching everyone in need.
Talking to a puppet, as opposed to a person, makes the conversation feel less personal. It’s sometimes used in therapy to help the child feel less self-conscious and open up.
Our report examines Australia’s educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.