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What does expert research tell us about the support that children need to thrive from conception to age five?

Experts across multiple sectors: psychologists, physicians, social workers, and more, have spent decades studying the needs, barriers and success factors for children in their early years. We want to know what the latest research says. 

What does expert research tell us about the support children need to thrive from conception to age five?

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While parents' desire to take care of / protect their children is universal, how they do this in various parts of the world vary. As we embark in this challenge, it might be worth thinking of what is universal and what is cultural in terms of parenti

While parents' desire to take care of / protect their children is universal, how they do this in various parts of the world vary. As we embark in this challenge, it might be worth thinking of what is universal and what is cultural in terms of parenti

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From the book, 'Thinking Fast, and Slow', by Daniel Kahneman.  "Based on the famous marshmallow experiment by Walter Mischel, a link was found between cognitive control and intelligence.  Those children who did not eat the marshmallow were found to b

From the book, 'Thinking Fast, and Slow', by Daniel Kahneman. "Based on the famous marshmallow experiment by Walter Mischel, a link was found between cognitive control and intelligence. Those children who did not eat the marshmallow were found to b

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There is a growing body of evidence, from international research and from Save the Children Early Childhood Care and Development programme implementation that suggests high quality ECCD provides both the essential help which a young child needs to su

There is a growing body of evidence, from international research and from Save the Children Early Childhood Care and Development programme implementation that suggests high quality ECCD provides both the essential help which a young child needs to su

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Establishing family routines and rituals improves parental efficacy and a child’s socioemotional, language, academic, and social skills. There is a difference between routine (a functional action) and ritual (an action that has meaning). These can be

Establishing family routines and rituals improves parental efficacy and a child’s socioemotional, language, academic, and social skills. There is a difference between routine (a functional action) and ritual (an action that has meaning). These can be

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Reading, story telling, singing, providing good nutrition: all of these are important practices but what about play? Play is central to development  - play with parents as well as alone play. How to create space for play?

Reading, story telling, singing, providing good nutrition: all of these are important practices but what about play? Play is central to development - play with parents as well as alone play. How to create space for play?

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What do we want our children's first experiences in school to be? What does a good education look like for 4-year-olds? How are educational standers and expectations impacting early child education?

What do we want our children's first experiences in school to be? What does a good education look like for 4-year-olds? How are educational standers and expectations impacting early child education?

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