Child Development

Knowledge of child development is the foundation for work with children, and therefore is a requirement for all those seeking to protect children. It influences every aspect of a child from physical growth and mental abilities, to how they express emotions, think and behave. 

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Aisha K Yousafzai - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this commentary piece, Aisha K Yousafzai - of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the  and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University - notes that "the evidence presented [in the Lancet Group Commission on the institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children] and their call to action to ensure abandoned children can thrive in family-based care environments rather than in institutions matters now more than ever as the global community addresses unprecedented challenges to ensure a generation of children are not left behind with respect to their survival, health, development, learning, and safety."


This webinar includes presentations from panelists in Latin America discussing early childhood programming in the region, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hannah Ulferts - OECD,

This paper provides a structured overview of the existing parenting literature with the aim of developing an evidence-based and culture-sensitive framework of parenting and its influence on child development.

Carla Solvason, Rebecca Webb, Samantha Sutton‐Tsang - Children & Society,

This TACTYC funded research highlights the role that Maintained Nursery Schools (MNS) play in supporting families within areas of extreme social deprivation in the UK.

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Alice J. Wuermli, Pia Rebello Britto, Benard Dreyer, James F. Leckman, Stephen J. Lye, Liliana Angelica Ponguta, Linda M. Richter, Alan Stein - The Journal of Pediatrics,

The authors of this article review the evidence base on short- and long-term risks for children during early childhood development (ECD, defining this from prenatal to 8 years of age) and present evidence-based mitigating program and policy actions that may reduce these risks.

Jace Pillay - Education and Development,

The author argues that early childhood education interventions for OVC should be a priority of government since quality education and care programs in the early years can enhance the possibility of breaking the cycle of inequity in the lives of OVC and positively contribute to the economy of the country.

Dennis Golm, Sagari Sarkar, Nuria Mackes, Graeme Fairchild, Mitul Mehta, Michael Rutter, Edmund Sonuga-Barke - Psychological Medicine,

Using 20-year follow-up data from a unique natural experiment – the large scale adoption of children exposed to extreme deprivation in Romanian institutions in the 1980s – the authors of this paper examined, for the first time, whether such deficits are still present in adulthood and whether they are associated with deprivation-related symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Journal of the British Academy,

This supplementary issue relates to a sequence of activities the British Academy has supported since 2015 in relation to the bringing together of a range of disciplinary perspectives on early childhood development.

Teresa Mwoma, et al - Journal of the British Academy,

This paper provides insights into the feasibility and lessons learned from rural Kenya in providing Care for Child Development (CCD) training and supporting its implementation alongside the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).

Karleen Gribble - Western Sydney University,

In this Submission to the Inquiry into Support for Children of Imprisoned Parents, Karleen Gribble, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University, comments on "the situation of infants and young children whose mothers are incarcerated and the support or undermining of their health and wellbeing in the justice system."