Christmas is a perfect occasion to bring the whole family together in a feeling of union and reflection, finally enjoying reunions that were postponed. Especially, it is an anticipated time for children, who look forward to enjoying gifts, games, songs, stories, and the attention of their loved ones. We hope that this Christmas also finds us united as promoters of early … [Read more...] about Together at the table: Christmas and its message of union around child development
Early childhood development and early education
Authors: Angélica Aguilar, Clarita Arboleda, Margarita Cabra, Natalia Iriarte Tovar, Mercedes Mateo, Emma Näslund-Hadley, Oscar Iván Pineda Diaz, Catalina Reyes, Belén Michel Torino & Laura Feliza Velez Medina _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You most likely remember when you … [Read more...] about Socioemotional Preschool Education for Success in School and Life
The teacher enters the classroom, and the bustle turns to silence. Exams are placed on each desk. The teacher walks to the front, points to the clock above the blackboard and says in a firm voice: "You have exactly 90 minutes to finish the test. Get started." We feel the pressure, take a deep breath, and become aware that there is no time to lose. That's the power of the … [Read more...] about The urgency of further boosting early childhood investments
Could access to daycare centers influence children's overall development over the years, especially on their school performance? To answer this question, for the first time in the world, a medium-term experimental assessment was conducted of the impacts of a large-scale public daycare provision program. The findings of this unprecedented study, set in low-income neighborhoods … [Read more...] about Access to public daycare centers: better school results?
Within the normal course of a project, data is collected, information is analyzed, and results are interpreted to better understand reality. But there is one more element in the equation that both researchers and field implementers seek as the ultimate goal: moving from data to decision-making. For 5 years, the projects supported by … [Read more...] about From data to action: what do we need to make effective early childhood development decisions?