pre-school children

Early years : progress in developing high quality childcare and early education accessible to all

Report examining childcare and education provision for children below compulsory school age in England and assessing progress in improving accessibility, affordability and quality.

Behavioural interventions to help parents manage sleep problems in young disabled children

This is a summary of a rapid review that was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for sleep problems in young disabled children (up to age eight years), specifically interventions that can be carried out by parents in the home.

Evidence on effectiveness of behavioural interventions to help parents manage sleep problems in young disabled children: a rapid review

This rapid review was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for sleep problems in young disabled children (up to age eight years), specifically interventions that can be carried out by parents in the home. Nineteen studies were identified, four were RCTs and 15 were before and after studies, most of which had less than 10 participants. Three of the four RCTs had been conducted in a UK setting.

A creative curriculum : nurturing creativity and imagination at the Thomas Coram Children's Centre - Bernadette Duffy

Podcast from Curriculum for Excellence - A Creative Curriculum, Crawfurd Theatre, Glasgow, 24th/25th April 2009. Talk by Bernadette Duffy, Head of Thomas Coram Centre.

Investing in Children: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?

This paper was published in February 2000 as CASEpaper 34 by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. It was written by Sheldon Danziger and Jane Waldfogel and is based on a Conference held in 1998 at Columbia University which looked at the investments required in child development to break the cycle of poverty. It concentrates on disadvantaged children and their families from pregnancy to adolescence.

Growing up in Scotland: the impact of children' s early activities on cognitive development

This report uses data from the first three waves of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore children’s cognitive ability. Assessments of children’s language development (using a naming vocabulary task) and problem solving skills (using a picture similarities tasks) were carried out at age 34 months.

Improving the well-being of disabled children (up to age 8) and their families through increasing the quality and range of early years interventions: progress map summary

This progress map summary provides key research findings from the C4EO knowledge review on the effectiveness of early years interventions for disabled children. A number of 'challenge questions' for strategic leaders to use in assessing, delivering and monitoring the effectiveness of early years interventions for disabled children are also provided.

Documentation diaries : a creative strategy for early years practitioners - Carolyn Pope Edwards

Podcast from Curriculum for Excellence - A Creative Curriculum, Crawfurd Theatre, Glasgow, 24th/25th April 2009. Talk by Professor Carolyn Pope Edwards, University of Nebraska.

Growing up in Scotland - sweep 2 - topic research findings: experiences of pre-school education

This report summarises findings from sweep 2 of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS), a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children.

It is focussed on children’s experiences of pre-school education. This document is one of a series that summarise key findings from the second sweep of the survey which was launched in April 2006. At the second sweep, interviews were successfully completed with 4,512 respondents from the birth cohort and 2,500 from the child cohort.

Reclaiming childhood : what this means for early years education - Helene Guldberg

Podcast from Curriculum for Excellence - A Creative Curriculum, Crawfurd Theatre, Glasgow, 24th/25th April 2009. Talk by Helene Guldberg, author and lecturer, Open University.