New research yields framework, best practices to support strong ECEC workforce

Two studies have been produced by the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), aimed at exploring the connection between successful outcomes for children entering school, the preparation of educators entering the workforce and the effective policies and practices needed for early education preparation.

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Princeton research shows the power of connection in infant/caregiver interactions

New research from Princeton University has shown that when caregivers and infants interact, they are quite literally “on the same wavelength”, experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions.

14 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Playdough poses low risk for gluten free children, American study finds

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings are filled with children with a variety of allergies, dietary requirements and cultural or religious dietary considerations. One common question which often arises in relation to children who avoid gluten in their diet is “is it safe to play with playdough?”

15 days ago

by Freya Lucas

A new link between fear, imitation, and antisocial behaviour in children

In a pair of studies, researchers from Penn and Boston University offer insight into a set of traits often characterized by a lack of empathy and sensitivity to others’ emotions

16 days ago

by Michele W. Berger

When it comes to storytime, digital may offer more learning opportunity, researchers say

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently released findings which show that digital storybooks that animate when children speak offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention regulation.

16 days ago

by Freya Lucas