The EDI started in Canada in the late 90s, and since that time has been collected on over 1.5 million Canadian children. But the EDI has also crossed the border and grown in popularity internationally. Continue reading Monitoring children’s healthy development around the world
The Offord Centre’s Canadian Neighbourhoods and Early Child Development (CanNECD) study attempts to determine the role neighbourhoods play in children’s development. In some Canadian neighbourhoods only 2% of children are struggling, while in others roughly 75% struggle. The CanNECD study focuses largely on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to this disparity. Continue reading Does the built environment contribute to children’s development?
Social-emotional skills play an important role in a child’s ability to succeed in school. These skills help with how a child adjusts to kindergarten and can help facilitate learning. New research from Australia focuses on two specific types of social-emotional behaviour to see the role they play in later academic achievement. Continue reading The roles of anxious and prosocial behavior in early academic performance
Sleep is incredibly important for children’s development. Getting 11-12 hours of sleep a day is associated with healthy development. Whereas getting too little sleep is associated with a host of problems. Continue reading Does a mother’s sleep during pregnancy affect children’s development?
Studies show long-term risks for children born small for their gestational age. Early Development Instrument (EDI) research shows these babies are at greater risk for later developmental vulnerability.
Less is known about babies born large for their gestational age.
Continue reading Long-term outcomes for large babies
The Telethon Kids Institute is hosting the 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Conference from March 14-16, 2018. The call for abstracts is open from November 1 to November 30. Continue reading AEDC conference call for abstracts
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
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