Nearly 15% of children and adolescents in Australia had a mental health disorder, yet only half used mental health services. Continue reading How the New South Wales Child Development Study plans to tackle child mental health
In 2008, Australia committed to providing all children with access to 15 hours a week of high quality early childhood education for 40 weeks in the year before school. Continue reading Preschool trends in Australia
Inequalities starting in childhood often persist throughout life. Accordingly, researchers are interested in learning about potential ways to reduce these inequalities and give all children a more equal chance at future success. Continue reading SES and Chinese EDI outcomes in Hong Kong
The First 2000 Days Early Childhood Development Network has released a new video thanking Alberta teachers for their help completing the EDI. The video is a good reminder of why the EDI is a such a crucial part of improving the early years for children.
Growing up in a household with a parent who has a chronic illness can be very difficult for a child. However, research typically focuses on ill children, rather than ill parents and the effect their illness may have on their children. Continue reading Parental MS and child outcomes
Early development can have a long lasting impact on a child’s life. However, apart from cognitive skills, there is no consensus on which areas of development are associated with later student achievement. Continue reading Cognitive and non-cognitive skills and future school success
Sleep is important in brain growth and can have long-term effects on development and health. Continue reading Sleep deprivation and developmental health