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Inter-American Development Bank’s Lead Economist in Social Protection, María Caridad Araujo highlights the factors influencing quality and the trade-off between early childhood development outcomes and costs.
In this article, authors Betsy Lozoff, Marcela Castillo,Katy M. Clark and Julia B. Smith report on a randomized control trial in urban areas around Santiago, Chile, assessing long-term developmental outcome in children who received iron-fortified or low-iron formula.
Researchers Kariger Patricia, Frongillo EA, Engle P, Britto PM, Sywulka SM and Menon P.report on a project aimed to develop indicators from a set of items, measuring family care practices and resources important for caregiving, for use in epidemiologic surveys in developing countries.This project provided, for the first time, a globally-relevant set of items for assessing family care practices and resources in epidemiological surveys. These items have multiple uses, including national monitoring and cross-country comparisons of the status of family care for development used globally.
Grand Challenges Canada has developed the Saving Brains program, which promotes the fulfillment of human capital potential by focusing on interventions that nurture and protect early brain development in the first 1,000 days of life. Do you have a bold idea? The Grand Challenges, Canada Saving Brains is now open and is accepting applications.
This 2.5-day conference will convene leading researchers with expertise in the fundamental stages of early brain development, and will focus on the connection between research and improved outcomes for children. Conference speakers will present the latest discoveries from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology regarding typical and atypical development of human learning and memory, emotion, and social behavior in the first few years of life.
In response to great demand for smaller, more focused topical meetings that were well received in the past, additional meetings by the Society for Research in Child Development are planned for 2014. Special topic meetings are much smaller (around 300 attendees each) and more focused than the biennial meeting. They typically run from Thursday morning through Saturday noon. They are structured to maximize opportunities for interactions among attendees and early career scholars.
The Caribbean Child Research Conference is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child-related themes. It aims to share research on children, strengthen the network of researchers on children’s issues and encourages research both in priority areas and in other important but neglected areas.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation hosted a webinar on responsive parenting on 10th July,2014. Three authors from the latest edition of Early Childhood Matters – Jennifer Lansford (the Better Parenting Programme in Jordan), Adrienne Burgess (Reaching out to fathers: ‘what works’ in parenting interventions?) and Catherine Ward (Parenting for Lifelong Health: from South Africa to other low-and middle-income countries) – presented their articles in this hour-long webinar, which included an audience question and answer session.