New research explores how babies integrate new information with existing knowledge

A new study conducted by German researchers and recently published in Psychological Science has explored the way in which babies integrate new information with their existing bank of knowledge.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Calls for new ECEC quality agency in Ireland intensify as Budget 2020 approaches

Ahead of the upcoming Irish Budget to be released on 8 October 2019, calls for the establishment of a dedicated oversight and quality assurance statutory body to oversee the early years and school age childcare sector- similar to Australias ACECQA have intensified.

24 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Children have fewer imaginary friends, and screen time is to blame, UK survey says

A survey recently conducted amongst the early childhood educator community in the UK has shown that fewer children have imaginary friends than they did five years ago, with ‘screen time’ being identified as the root cause for the decline.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Standardised tool to assess cognitive and language development in two year olds

A new paper, recently published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health provides standardised scores for The Parent Report of Childrens Abilities Revised (PARCA-R) questionnaire.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

UK Government launches competition to find best early learning apps

The United Kingdom Government has launched a competition to find the best quality early years learning apps, with 12 pilot areas announced where disadvantaged families will receive free access to the two best quality apps.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas