Articles about child development


Study points to importance of grandparents as early childhood caregivers

Last updated: 09/28/2019

The survey findings can help uncover the grandparent experienc, and lead to ways to better support and include them in the early childhood development conversation. A recent...

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How to Unlock the Power of Play for Children in Crisis - Impacting Our Future

Last updated: 09/26/2019

Growing children need to play. It’s one of the most important ways they learn. In the first five years of life, young brains develop at their most rapid pace — and research...

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Teens are 5 times more likely to consider suicide if they know someone who did

Last updated: 09/20/2019

Students and staff at a school in Canada are grieving this week after two students committed suicide just days apart. The story is heartbreaking but unfortunately not uncommon....

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Is Preschool Really Worth It? New Research Says Yes

Last updated: 09/20/2019

Attending preschool can provide advantages for children that last well beyond early education. Getty Images Children who attend quality preschools display greater...

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The mystery of childhood mental health

Last updated: 09/03/2019

Neurobiologist Michael Meaney talks about a life spent puzzling how our genes and environment interact and affect our brain development. He also explains why he is determined to...

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A Guide to Swing Sets for Parents and Educators

Last updated: 09/03/2019

A Guide to Swing Sets for Parents and Educators A Guide to Swing Sets for Parents and Educators   Swing sets are a crucial addition to any school, residential or commercial...

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The Toddler Growth Spurts Timeline: A Guide on Development's Path

Last updated: 08/27/2019

{Toddler growth spurts can influence our children’s behavior in challenging ways. Find out what to look for using the toddler growth spurts timeline.} I’m 10 years into this...

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InBrief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness

Last updated: 08/08/2019

To develop strong brain architecture, babies and toddlers require dependable interaction with nurturing adults and safe environments to explore. Toxic stress (see InBrief: The...

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Nature Is Better For Kids Than Expensive Toys

Last updated: 07/05/2019

STEM education is a relatively new phenomenon for American kids. The term, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, has birthed a technical subgenre...

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Academic Risk and Resilience in the Context of Homelessness

Last updated: 06/21/2019

During the 1980s, homelessness surged among families in the United States in conjunction with changing patterns of poverty, housing, unemployment, public assistance, and related...

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