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Relax, regroup and read: It leads to better behaviour in children, and calmer interactions

People, including educators working in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, who read to young children are less likely to engage in “harsh” responses to children’s behaviour, and children, in turn, are less likely to be “hyperactive or disruptive”, researchers from Rutgers University have found.

24 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Expanded preschool access benefits everyone at school – even those who didn’t attend

In the years following on from the introduction of expanded access to preschool programs in South Carolina, a state in the southern United States, the academic success of children in their first years of school improved markedly regardless of whether or not children in the cohorts had attended preschool.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

KinderCare Education named 2019 Gallup Great Workplace for third consecutive year

KinderCare Education, an experience-based provider of early childhood education and care (ECEC) located in the United States, has been awarded the 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third consecutive year.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Intervene in preschool to promote healthy lifestyle, Mount Sinai researchers say

Children are more likely to avoid unhealthy habits linked to obesity and cardiovascular disease later in life if they are “taught properly” about healthy behaviours in preschool, researchers from Mount Sinai in the United States have found.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Larger portions a big piece of the childhood obesity puzzle, researchers say

Researchers from Penn State University have found that children between the ages of three and five are susceptible to the ‘portion size’ effect the tendency to eat more when larger portions are served finding that children will consume more, both in terms of weight and calories when larger portions of meals and snacks are available.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas