child development

Decision-making within a child's timeframe: an overview of current research evidence for family justice professionals concerning child development and the impact of maltreatment

Overview of research evidence that has been commissioned in response to the Family Justice Review recommendation for consistent training and development for family justice professionals, including a greater emphasis on child development. It aims to bring together key research evidence to facilitate understanding among professionals working in the family justice system in areas relating to:

Zero To Three

An American national, nonprofit organisation that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policy makers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Its mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.

Infant mental health: resources sign-posting sheet

List of resources and organisations to support a project to support health improvement and reduce inequalities in North Ayrshire.

This project has a focus on early years and reflects the needs of communities using an asset-based approach. The project is working with people living and working in the Ardrossan Central and Castlepark areas to map community assets, identify local issues and develop solution-focused, community-based initiatives.

An equal start: improving outcomes in children's centres - the evidence review

Evidence review that identifies the most important outcomes children’s centres should be striving for in order to give all children positive early-years experiences.

It draws together the best academic evidence, the views of practitioners and parents, and the work that government continues to take forward around the early years. It recognises the value of many of the existing national and local frameworks.

Roots of empathy

Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an evidence-based classroom program which has proven effective in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence. Early evaluations of the program's effectiveness are based on the selection of two groups of children: from classrooms participating in ROE and comparison classrooms not participating. The main goals of evaluation have been to assess any changes in social behaviour of ROE children.

Positive behaviour in the early years: perceptions of staff, service providers and parents in managing and promoting positive behaviour in early years and early primary settings

Research project that explored perceptions of staff, service providers and parents in managing and promoting positive behaviour in early years and early primary settings in two local authorities.

A right and an entitlement: legislating for change in early learning and childcare

Survey of local authorities to explore their expectations and aspirations for what the legislation might deliver for early childhood education and care in Scotland. Views are presented in the context of the current debate about the importance of investing in provision for young children and their families. The survey suggests those responsible for providing and commissioning these services in local authorities strongly favour introducing a legal entitlement to integrated early childhood education and care and school age childcare.