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Early Childhood Development

Big Mistake: Small Kids Left to Their Own Devices

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 11.22.2016 | Education
Richard E. Cytowic

Remember Baby Einstein? About a decade ago so-called educational DVDs for infants and toddlers made for a $500 million business. Plunk your little dar...

A Turning Point For Children? Or More Talk?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The economic impacts go far beyond the individual and family, for low and middle-income countries, the lost economic opportunity of continuing to allow millions of children to suffer from stunting, inadequate stimulation and care could be as much as twice what these countries spend nationally on health.

Every child deserves the Best Start to create the brightest future

Up For School | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld   Five things are needed as part of a child's basic care: good nutrition, health care, learning, play and ...

The Urgency of Investing in Early Childhood Development in Emergencies

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Photo: Julien Harneis After five years of brutal civil war, 3.7 million Syrian children -- one in three -- have only ever known life in violent confl...

Why Ecuador is showing the world the future of government

Apolitical | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact

Earlier this year, Cecilia Vaca Jones stood down from a powerful and highly unusual position in the government of Ecuador. She was 'co-ordinating mini...

Good early childhood development and nutrition for all: how do we get there

Up For School | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Up For School

By Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London & President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health...

Inside The Program Bill Clinton Name-checked At The DNC

Apolitical | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact

In the Democratic National Convention last week, Bill Clinton highlighted an exemplary pre-school program that Hillary Clinton helped transfer from Is...

The Next Generation of Fathers

Matthew Melmed | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

The new millennium has done more than usher in major technological advances; it seems to have brought with it a new take on fatherhood. At no other ti...

The Mortality Games: U.S. Is Disqualified In Trials For Health Olympics

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Anne Mercer

How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.

Early childhood development begins with a mother's breast

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a great start in life. We all need to do everything in our power to support women who want ...

Why I Didn't Worry When My Baby Wouldn't Crawl (And You Shouldn't, Either)

Quora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents

My daughter is 11 months old. She is not crawling or standing. I am worried. What do I do? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

Put Children - Especially Girls - High on the Global Agenda

Lindsay Stark | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Lindsay Stark

This year, one billion children around the world will experience a form of violence and around 200 million children will not meet their developmental ...

Early Head Start: A Stand Out Success

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Yasmina Vinci

It's a painful reality that too many children in our country face challenges beginning at birth. During a recent visit to the Head Start community in ...

Preschool Teachers Aren't Getting The Training They Need

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

Preschool teachers in many parts of the U.S. aren't adequately trained, according to a new study, released a week after a government report deplored l...

From Promise to Impact: Nutrition and the Opportunity on Early Childhood Development

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report -- From Promise to Impact -- has launched. The report is in-depth, weighty, and backed by some of the best researcher...

Abecedarian vs Africadarian in Early Childhood Development

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Paul Mashegoane

This is an urgent need that must be attended to, not only for our own children, also for those children we can reach and impact. Africadarian is the best model to refer to in order to effect this long lasting change.The ancient proverb that 'It takes a village to raise a child', is more relevant in this case.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

Room to Grow Believed in Me as a Parent; So I Came to Believe Too

Room to Grow | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Room to Grow

Room to Grow is a nonprofit organization that impacts the lives of families raising babies in poverty from newborn to age three. Our unique, three-yea...

A Call to Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In New York City, over 150,000 children under five are poor. Last year, nearly 20,000 of these children slept in homeless shelters - enough to fill Madison Square Garden. From the moment they're born, children in poverty face an uphill struggle to survive, thrive and learn with so many odds stacked against them.

Stop the Hypocrisy. Fund Global Education.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

I wonder. Can we find another single issue where politicians and other high-powered decision makers more egregiously mismatch their rhetoric with spen...

The transformative power of early childhood development

Alice Albright | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Alice Albright

Photo credit: GPE/Alexandra Humme The evidence is vast: exposing children before the age of five to stimulating environments strengthens their languag...

Tackling Global Hunger With Cambodian Vegetables

Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD

A farmer and a pregnant mother, Dek Huon plants seedlings by hand as temperatures rise to 100 degrees in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The Evolution of Early Childhood Development

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Paul Mashegoane

The study and insights into the ancient mystery of the development of a human brain remains one of our generation's greatest achievements. A baby's mi...

We Need A 'Whole Child' Approach

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

Last week, in a room packed full of children's rights and education advocates and high level experts, World Bank President Jim Kim and UNICEF Executiv...

Intervening Early to Prevent Substance Use Disorders

Nora Volkow | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nora Volkow

The brain is an organ that adapts in both short- and long-term ways to its environment, and prevention science over the past few decades has shown cle...