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Life for under fives is fundamentally different, spending more time in care

There are a number of significant features in the lives of today’s generation of under fives, a new Nuffield Foundation evidence review has found, highlighting the extent of changes to family life over the last 20 years and highlights how these changes are experienced unequally across the population.

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by Freya Lucas

One in ten parents experienced burnout during lockdown, NZ study finds

Parenting through a pandemic has piled additional pressures on parents, researchers from the University of Canterbury (UC) have found, as part of a global study conducted in 15 countries to assess levels of parental burnout during COVID-19 lockdowns.

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by Freya Lucas

When it comes to toddlers with autism, more intervention hours are not always better

A multi-site study led by researchers from UC Davis Health has found that while early intervention measures for children with autism spectrum disorder were important, there was little difference between treatment types, or between the different timings of 15 hours a week or 25 hours a week.

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by Freya Lucas

UNICEF uses new report to warn of significant consequences of COVID-19 for children

UNICEF has used a new report, released late last week, to warn of “significant and growing consequences” for children as the COVID-19 pandemic lurches toward a second year.

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by Freya Lucas

The ECEC paths children take before school could change outcomes, researchers say

A recent study of kindergarten children (those in their first year of formal schooling) in Ohio has identified seven different pathways the children took in their early childhood education and care (ECEC) before arriving at school.

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by Freya Lucas

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