Category: Parenting & Education

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #175: What a 5-Year-Old Should Know…

       

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Very Few Men Work in the Early Education Sector in New Zealand

- New Zealands’s early childhood education system is one of the most sexist in the world – with male teachers comprising just 2% – and the government is in no rush to fix this disparity. – According to Dr. Farquhar, head of the nationwide network for early childhood education Childforum, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #174: Spending Time with your Child…

       

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Ready for the “Privacy Talk” with your Child About “Data Permanence”?

- Everything we do online today may be recorded and stored with no expiration date and no simple “erase” button either and there is nothing we can do about it, this is “Data Permanence”, the hallmark of the digital era. – It is because of data permanence that we are …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #173: The Achievement Gap…

       

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Early Proficiency in Math and Language Arts Is Crucial

- Canada is no longer in the global top 10 of math scores. Anne Hopkinson, a former elementary school teacher, says that the Canadian approach to math education makes no sense – the primary curriculum being too extensive and not focusing enough on the fundamental skills. Do really young children need …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #172: Babies as Young as a Year-and-a-Half…

       

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The Importance of Talking to (Premature) Babies

- “Preemies” are at risk of language delay. According to a new study, exposing preterm babies to more adult language can improve their language skills at 18 months. Dr. Betty Vohr, a professor of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I, compares the brain to a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #171: How to Waste Young Minds…

       

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STEM Early Education: How to Prepare the Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow

- In February, around 500 educators participated at the Early Childhood STEM Conference in Costa Mesa to discuss about the best ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. Learning through play was of course at the center of the discussion, but this was not the only topic. – “We …
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