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Variety Children’s Charity partners with I.D.E.A on new preschool app

Variety, the Children’s Charity, has partnered with International Digital Educational Access (I.D.E.A.) to highlight the needs of children with additional needs through an educational app for preschool aged children aged between two and five years of age.

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by Freya Lucas

Want children to have good spatial navigation skills? Send them to the country

Children who grow up in rural and suburban areas have better spatial navigation skills than those who grow up in cities, new research from the University of Lyon and the University of East Anglia has shown.

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by Freya Lucas

When it comes to children’s development, do ratios even matter?

A recently published review which analysed evidence from 12 studies representing eight different population groups found that there are “surprisingly few” high quality studies showing the effectiveness of reducing adult/child ratios and group sizes on factors such as young children’s psychosocial adjustment, development, and well-being in early childhood education and care.

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by Freya Lucas

New research aims to highlight the barriers and facilitators to participation in ECEC

New research from Australian and International researchers has aimed to highlight the barriers and facilitators to participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) finding that the availability of longer days drew families to ECEC while cost was noted as a detractor.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

SACS-R can identify autism in very young children, opening up support avenues earlier

A powerful screening tool developed by La Trobe University, known as The Social Attention and Communication Surveillance-Revised (SACS-R), can predict the likelihood of infants and toddlers aged 12 to 24 months developing autism by three and a half years with up to 83 per cent accuracy.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

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