Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research.
The aim of this evaluation was to measure the effectiveness of play@home in meeting its key programme outcomes (for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children) namely, improved:
- physical activity and motor skills
- cognitive and social development
- parent-child bonding.
play@home is a physical activity promotion programme for children from birth to five years which promotes interaction and loving touch to encourage bonding between parent and child. It has been developed on the philosophy that parents and carers are children's first educators.
Purpose of the review is to consider the original sources on children’s development as well as the critical reviews of these. The focus is on research findings published since 2000 as the ultimate goal was to update, rather than to repeat, the evidence base on which the EYFS was originally based.
Website that covers the early years in four sections: Pregnancy, 0-3 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years.
It is aimed at everyone working in the early years workforce. It covers a wide range of information and settings within the early years topic and provides information that is relevant to practitioners at many levels. A key element of the site is to provide the best possible links to up-to-date information, resources and support.
Children in Scotland resource, including newsletters, briefings and reports on the subject of early years.
Library of articles for caregivers and professionals, as well as educational resources on the subjects of abuse and neglect, attachment, brain development and neuroscience, child development and early childhood, trauma and PTSD, violence and public health and secondary trauma. Authors have provided these materials to help promote the health and welfare of children.
Online publication for all those interested in the way children grow up and how they are nurtured. It welcomes contributions from parents, foster parents, residential child care workers in children’s homes, day care workers, social workers, teachers, youth workers, youth mentors, child therapists, social pedadogues, and educateurs, and all people who reflect on their own upbringing.
The journal is electronically archived at the British Library is not an academic publication though academic submissions are welcomed and considered for publication alongside all other submissions.
Series of articles by various authors on the subject of child poverty. Topics covered include: social mobility, employment, Sure Start, child protection, well-being and early years education.
Paper that investigates the impact of persistent poverty on the cognitive development of children in the very early years of their lives. It uses the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), which is a sample of 19,000 children born in UK around the turn of the century.
The report traces the children's cognitive development as measured in a series of standard tests up until they are 7 years old. Its focus is on the impact of living in poverty on this cognitive development.