Canadian preschool wins $1M for thoughtfully embedding Indigenous culture

A Canadian preschool program, Pirurvik: a place to grow has won a C$1 million (AUD$ 1061147) prize in the 2018 Arctic Inspiration Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of those working in the Canadian Arctic, which has a population majority of people Indigenous to the region.

2 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Duchess of Cambridge speaks about the importance of the early years, mental health

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Mental Health in Education Conference held yesterday in East London, the Duchess of Cambridge described herself as “very naive” as a parent, in terms of understanding the importance of a child’s development in the early years, and the impact this has on their future, British Telecommunications (BT) has reported.

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by Freya Lucas

It takes a village to raise a clever baby, research shows

When new parents, especially mothers, have a strong social network of friends to support them, their toddlers score better on cognitive tests than those with a smaller social network, researchers from the United States have found.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Even smoking outside doesn’t stop exposure to third hand smoke residue and chemicals

Bans on smoking inside aren’t doing as much to protect children as previously thought, researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, and the University of Cincinnati have found, showing the lingering nicotine on the fingers of smokers is placing children at risk.

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by Freya Lucas

Two years of high-quality teacher/child interactions predict children’s learning outcomes

US-based researcher, Robert Carr, along with researchers from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, has found that higher quality learning environments in the years before school are associated with ongoing high levels in children’s language and literacy skills, regardless of the quality of the school-based classrooms they went on to learn in.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas