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Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Université Sainte-Anne.

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Children in care 'in need of early education but too few receive it'

Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

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Stereotypes about “Brilliance” Affect Girls’ Interests as Early as Age 6, New Study Finds

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by NYU researchers.

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Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child

A new study by University of Sussex psychologists has discovered that when a mother engages in harsh parenting techniques, a father who fails to support the use of those techniques is potentially vital in helping to reduce the impact of such behaviour upon a child.

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Preschool and childcare is an ideal time to help kids get more active

A Victorian study of over 700 children has for the first time compared how physically active both boys and girls are when they are at preschool or childcare and found boys are more physically active than girls.

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Parents can improve their child’s literacy and numeracy skills by influencing the games they play

New Macquarie University research shows parents can help improve their children’s literacy and numeracy skills by having a greater influence on the type of games they play in their free time.

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Empowering preschool children with the language of math adds up to stronger skills

Teaching preschool children simple math-related vocabulary and concepts, such as "more," "a lot," "some" and "fewer," improves their mathematical skills, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

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NYU Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the USA

A study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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Join Leading Childhood Practitioners and Researchers on ECCE 2017

VI International Conference “Early Childhood Care and Education” welcomes psychologists, educationalists as well as childhood practitioners and researchers. The conference will be held during May 10-13, 2017 at Moscow State University.

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Youngest siblings more likely to go into business, study finds

New research into birth order effects has found that the last-born children of non-entrepreneurial parents are more likely to go into business than first-borns.

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Nature and nurture of the terrible twos: New insights into later behavior problems

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Penn State University, the University of Oregon and several other universities have found new clues identifying which children may be at risk for the worst antisocial outcomes and the source of these early problems.

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Why your kids should play in the dirt

It’s been a mantra for generations: cleanliness is next to godliness. Kids are urged to wash up before dinner, and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk is de rigueur for elementary-school teachers. But could all this hygiene actually be harming children?

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International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) 33rd IASP World Conference

The IASP World Conference is a knowledge community in action, a global gathering of 67 speakers and a record-breaking 1,600 delegates visiting the 2016 event, including leading government, business and innovation figures from 56 countries.

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“We’ve made this mistake for decades, for centuries: we thought that we needed to make things easy for children”

Derek Breen, the author and the designer of “Scratch For Kids” told us about his book, about Scratch, about the role of programming in young children’s lives and about his nephew.

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The international conference on new educational technologies Edcrunch has finished

Hundreds of participants from Russia and from all over the world attended the conference on the 12th-14th of September 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

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Baby Food for Thought

UCSB researcher finds infants learn about food preferences — what’s good, what’s bad and who will eat what — in a social context.

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Urban Live and the risk to children’s mental health

New study sheds light on the link between urban living and psychosis in children.

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Children’s brains develop faster with music training

Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t.

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33rd World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), 2016

33rd World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, IASP, will see over 1,500 participants from 70 countries around the world come together in Moscow.

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Snoring in children can affect their health

A study from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that many parents of children that snore are not aware of the possible risks associated with frequent snoring in children.

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Kids more active, less depressed when playgrounds include natural elements

Adding natural elements like sand, bricks and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play space into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs, according to a new UBC study.

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#EDCRUNCH 2016 International Conference on new educational technologies

First of all, #EDCRUNCH 2016 is a place for meeting.

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New age-specific sleep recommendations for children issued

Children who don’t get adequate rest are at risk for health problems ranging from diabetes to depression, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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Home cooked meals for infants not always better than shop bought one

Home cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby foods.

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IU study finds infant attention span suffers when parents' eyes wander during playtime

Eye-tracking study first to suggest connection between caregiver focus and key cognitive development indicator in infants.

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Children's purchasing behaviour 'significantly impacted' by social media and mobile apps

Exposure to prompts to make in-app purchases in mobile games has a significant impact on children’s purchasing behaviour, according to an LSE study funded by the European Commission.

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Bilingual babies learn languages faster than monolingual babies: NUS study

Researchers from NUS Psychology have found that babies who learnt two languages mastered language-specific rules faster than monolingual babies.

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STUDY: PRESCHOOLS TOP HOME-BASED CARE IN PREPARING CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL

Children receiving formal, classroom-based preschool receive significantly higher-quality care and have better reading and math skills than peers who receive informal child care before kindergarten, according to a new study by the University of Virginia and other institutions.

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UMD Study Finds Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Environments Affect Children's Active Play

A University of Maryland study found that parental perceptions of the home neighborhood environment were linked to how physically active their children were on a daily basis.

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Research boost for early childhood education and care

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic has been awarded a research fellowship with a leading national organisation to improve high quality early childhood education and care for all children.

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‘Get children playing outdoors’ for academic success and reduced obesity

Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.

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A Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.

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ISSA Conference 2016

Join ISSA Conference 2016, Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Changeto explore what impact current changes are having on children, families and practitioners.

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What's in a name?

What can a child’s ability to write their own name tell us about their academic achievements later on? Dr Lee Copping from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains.

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Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.

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Publishers

The journal is a non-profit project of Russian publishing house “MOZAIKA-SINTEZ” which specializes in professional literature for preschool educators and is also supported by the Nordic Early Childhood Systems Approach Research Group (NECA), a research network of Nordic academics, professionals and key stakeholders.

Aims and Scope

The aim of the journal is to bring together different point of views on various aspects of child development and education. In every issue of the journal it is assumed to present works from different countries, inspiring the dialogue between specialists in this field.

Potential readers of the journal are professionals and teachers all over the world. Every issue of the journal will welcome research and applied articles.

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Journal Mission

Early Childhood Education Today is an interdisciplinary international journal providing state-of-art scientific research and program evaluations to promote development of children’s psychosocial well-being through preschool education.

The journal was established in year 2016, which is marked by the 120th anniversary of two prominent scientists, Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, whose contribution to the understanding of child development and education inspires practitioners, teachers and policy makers all over the world.