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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Karmen Toros, Keidy Tart & Asgeir Falch-Eriksen - Early Childhood Education Journal,

This paper examines the role of interprofessional collaboration in the identification and reporting of a child in need.


In this new series by UNICEF, Laura Mucha – author, poet and children’s advocate – interviews some of the world’s leading experts to find out why love is so important in childhood. 

Aga Khan Foundation, ECDAN, The Lego Foundation, UNICEF,

This webinar highlighted how children with developmental delays and disabilities can have the best chance to not only survive, but also thrive. The webinar delved into the challenges, emerging research from Kenya, and practical country examples from Mozambique, Tajikistan and Peru.

Yafan Chen, Bin Tu, Chien‐Chung Huang, Can Huang - Child: Care, Health and Development,

This study examines the effect of an innovative caregiver education program in China on caregivers' perceived increase of parenting knowledge.

Slavica Tutnjević and Jelena Vilendečić - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of an intervention created to stimulate the development of children under the age of seven, living in an institution for children without parental care in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of the intervention was to match each child with one volunteer, trained to deliver three hours per week of individually tailored, play-based activities, for a minimum of one year.

Ipsos MORI, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,

This report sets out the findings from the most comprehensive study of attitudes towards bringing up children from conception to 5 years ever undertaken in the United Kingdom.


The ECDI2030 is a tool, developed by UNICEF, to measure progress toward SDG indicator 4.2.1. It captures the achievement of key developmental milestones by children between the ages of 24 and 59 months. Mothers or primary caregivers are asked 20 questions about the way their children behave in certain everyday situations, and the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

This case study examines the partnership that the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices undertook to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) national initiative to promote the social and emotional development (SED) of young children.

Ariane Critchley - Scottish Affairs,

This paper draws upon findings from a study which followed families through the process of pre-birth child protection assessment. It is argued that it is necessary to engage critically with the ‘first three years’ narrative that has become dominant in Scottish policy making and the impact this has had on child protection practice and the lives of families. The paper argues for a broader interpretation of ACEs focused on community and public health across the life course.

Liliana Angelica Ponguta, Carlos Andres Aragón, Lucero Ramirez Varela, Kathryn Moore, Sascha Hein, Adrian Cerezo - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

The authors of this study applied a sector‐wide analysis protocol that harmonized components of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle by the Inter‐Agency Standing Committee and of a framework to characterize the governance of early childhood development and education (ECDE) systems.