Home visiting programs are one of the most widespread family interventions. However, not a lot is known about how effective they are scaled up to the population level in the real world. Continue reading Can the Families First Home Visiting Program reduce child maltreatment and improve child development?
Child mental health promotion usually focuses on reducing problems. But focusing on psychological strengths can potentially improve positive mental health as well. Continue reading What builds positive mental health?
The early years are important for laying the foundation for the future. Unfortunately, a chronic illness during these years may impact the skill development needed for future success. Continue reading The lasting effects of early chronic illness
Taking your child to the hospital for an infection is scary. But the risk might not end at discharge. Continue reading How an early infection can last long after it’s gone
A new University of Sydney study looked at the role of pregnancy length and type of delivery with later child development. Continue reading Early planned birth and AEDC scores
New research published in Anesthesiology linked EDI data with early health records to determine the role of early surgery in child development. Continue reading Does early surgery affect child development?
The 2016 edition of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s journal, Early Childhood Matters, was recently published, featuring a chapter on using the Early Development Instrument to monitor the development of all children. Continue reading EDI featured in 2016 edition of Early Childhood Matters
Identifying children with poor health and development early is essential for providing effective interventions capable of improving outcomes by the time children reach school age. Continue reading How early life characteristics predict later development
With children from immigrant families becoming a growing part of North American classrooms it is important to understand how their cultural and language backgrounds may influence their learning. Continue reading Language, gender, bilingualism and school readiness
Australia’s Northern Territory has the country’s smallest population, but the highest proportion of the population living in remote or very remote areas. Continue reading Early influences on development in Australia’s Northern Territory