American equivalent of AEDC finds that health inequities in children begin from five

In a nationwide study, comparable to the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that health inequities can be measured in children as young as five years of age.

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by Freya Lucas

Research shows that although preschool gives school starters a boost, this doesn’t last

While children who attend early learning enter their schooling years with greater skills than their peers who do not attend early learning, this advantage is nearly halved by the end of the school year, and “non-early learning” counterparts quickly begin to close the gap, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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by Freya Lucas

Children are ready to talk about race earlier than when we are, research shows

While many adults believe children need to be around five years of age before talking with them about race, delays in having these important conversations could make it more difficult to change children's misperceptions or racist beliefs, researchers in the US have found.

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by Freya Lucas

Landmark 50th season of Sesame Street showcases persistence and resilience

Iconic children’s television program Sesame Street will kick off its historic 50th season tomorrow, July 11, with a ‘star studded’ special on ABC Kids, ahead of a season of programming which focuses on “Oops and Aha!: Embracing the Power of Possibilities” with the aim of helping parents and children to learn more about how to combat the stresses and pressures they face in their daily lives.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

Largest education and care providers in the US commit to building equity and inclusion

A group of the largest childcare providers in the United States, known as the Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC), issued a statement earlier this month, confirming their commitment to formally incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into their programs.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

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