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?
Breastfeeding is still best. With rapid changes in the world, people need to be reminded that traditional ways of doing things (such as breastfeeding) may be the best practice for their baby and family. It provides the best nutrition and protection a
A strong and healthy self esteem might be one of the most important things a child should develop as it will help him to better handle the numerous challenges of life. Hence, helping a child feel loved and valuable should be encouraged as much as goo
The origins of many adult diseases can be traced to negative experiences early in life, so confronting the causes of adversity before and shortly after birth may be a promising way to improve adult health and reduce premature deaths, says a new paper
The Eugene Relief Nursery's 30 year history, its results and its research have lead to successful replication in the state as well as elsewhere. The model is built on what kids need to thrive, and serves both children and parents.
Vaccinating all children in low income countries is still a challenge, and a goal that has not been fully attained.
“With the exception of safe water, no other modality, not even antibiotics, has had such a major effect on mortality reduction...”
Early childhood education is coming into focus in Chicago. There are two videos where a few parents and talking about the challenges they have in taking car of their kids in the US because of their jobs.
Chicago is focusing on launching the 'Brig
Current research shows that people who show strong empathy for others tend to have better social interactions and perform better in school and at work. How might we inspire action around socio-emotional health in low income communities in the first f
Much has been written in the Economics literature on the determinants of child outcomes like school performance, educational attainment, nutritional status, etc. Most studies find that factors like household income and access to local services (schoo
Closer examination of the financial lives of the 13 million households receiving Bolsa Familia, shows huge variations in the way they manage their money. Although commonly grouped under the single heading of Bolsa Familia recipients, this part of Bra
There's a lot of research out there on the well being & education of US children (I'd say the problems for low income families in 3rd world countries is compounded as US families have access to many more programs and opportunities)
This experiment showcases how responsive children are at an early age. Here a mother engages with her child (talking and tickling) and then stops engaging. The response that the baby has is very distinct.
Recent statistical research shows a strong correlation between rates of open defecation and child malnutrition in India.
Contrary to what was believed for many decades, the research demonstrates it is not the lack of calories that is preventing
Every year children die from preventable diseases such as, the common cold, measles and polio. Increasing the number of vaccines children get could save; the death of 1.3 million infants and young children from pneumococcal disease and rotavirus,,ab
Growth-stunted children between the ages of 9 and 24 months participated in a 2-year randomized controlled trial in Jamaica from 1986 through 1988.
A new follow-up study of this low-cost early childhood intervention conducted by researchers at th
Statistically, a child born into poverty hears 30 million less words than a child born into more affluent circumstances. These early language environments dramatically affect children's IQ, school performance and future. TMW is an initiative that's a
"...Whether or not children are well-nourished during their first years of life can have a profound effect on their health status, as well as their ability to learn, communicate, think analytically, socialize effectively and adapt to new environments
Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to improve infant and young child feeding practices by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.
A&T developed a national health communication strategy and sha