Very young children who attend child care and receive onsite meals and snacks were more likely to be food secure and in good health.
At the 183rd ASA Meeting, Kenton Hummel will describe how soundscape research in day cares can improve child and provider outcomes and experiences. He and his team collaborated with experts in engineering, sensing, early child care, and health to monitor three day care centers for 48-hour periods. High noise levels and long periods of loud fluctuating sound can negatively impact children and staff by increasing the effort it takes to communicate. In contrast, a low background noise level allows for meaningful speech, which is essential for language, brain, cognitive, and social/emotional development.
Workplace culture and masculine norms are keeping fathers from asking for flexible working hours, including paid parental leave, according to research from University of South Australia researcher, Dr Ashlee Borgkvist.
BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden’s social spending package that continues to be negotiated includes a proposal to make child care free for lower-income families while families earning up to 150 percent of their state’s median income pay less than 7…
The report, which covers the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, details survey responses from Illinois area early childhood professionals.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Checkout the strategies for improving your mental health & emotional well-being.
President Biden’s American Families Plan is expected to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in childcare, paid leave, and education. Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women who has spent 30 years…
This issue contains a clinical update of evidence-based care of children with tracheostomies. The article reviews both stoma care and tracheostomy suctioning. Using the best evidence available leads to better patient outcomes in all settings and reduces the risk of…
Our nursing colleagues in Brazil developed an age-appropriate website for pre-school aged children requiring clean intermittent catheterization (CIC). The website includes illustrations along with 2D and 3D animation. Child-friendly characters demonstrate the assembly of materials needed during CIC, handwashing, hygiene…
Students who attend the Georgia Prekindergarten Program are more likely to achieve in mathematics than those who do not attend pre-K, according to a new study by the University of Georgia.
New research from the University of Georgia, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that positive interactions with your child during your off hours can make you a better leader.
Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it.
Child care programs can be safe within the context of low community transmission of COVID-19, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University, based on data from child care programs throughout Ohio.
The study took place from Aug. 15 to Nov. 20, during a timeframe of relatively low community transmission of COVID-19. The team found COVID-19 infection rates at child care programs have been low.
A new study of kindergarteners in one Midwestern state identified seven different pathways the children took in their early education and care before arriving at school.
New research by a University of Georgia scientist reveals that girls who are maltreated show higher levels of inflammation at an early age than boys who are maltreated or children who have not experienced abuse.
The next time you’re yelling at your defiant teen, you might consider that you may be doing more harm than good, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
While our oldest and youngest generations may seem worlds apart, a new ageing well initiative will bring them together in an innovative intergenerational education and development program that will connect children with older people in a structured way.
Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.
A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
Researchers to examine parental feedback on the effects of their child’s expulsion from program
Giving in to your kid’s desire for an unhealthy snack may improve your own eating choices, a new University of Alberta study shows.
Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.