New research learns about language in the ECEC classroom from a child’s perspective

A recent US study, published in PLOS ONE has explored the linguistic environment of preschool children, seeking to learn more about how children are exposed to language in their classrooms. Researchers found that although children may be in the same room, each child in the preschool has a profoundly different experience.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The key to preschooler’s persistence lies with how their adults manage failure: study

Persistence in the face of challenges is a documented key factor of learning and academic success for children. However, little is known about how educators can help to foster persistent behaviour in children in the years before formal schooling.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Toddler language learning: Richer and more complicated than you might think

When you consider how children learn words, you might think of this kind of scenario: an adult points to an object (for example, a dog), clearly says a word in isolation (dog!), and the child immediately understands what the word means.

9 days ago

by Katherine White, University of Waterloo

Extensive ACER review on ECEC interventions creates foundation for future planning

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has completed its review of the effectiveness of early childhood education and care (ECEC) interventions in low and middle income families with the aim of deepening their understanding of intervention effectiveness and applicability.

11 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Study to examine the health benefits of outdoor preschools launched in US

A researcher from Washington State University Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health has teamed up with America’s leading outdoor early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Tiny Trees Preschool to study the impact that a solely outdoor preschool model has on children’s health outcomes.

11 days ago

by Jason Roberts