The second ActEarly workshop was held on 24th September 2020, remotely via Zoom.
My name is Eisha Khan and I live in Bradford with my husband and three amazing children; Musa who is eight, Mariyah aged six and Minha who is 4 years old. We have a lovely cat called Fluffy.
VIRTUAL EVENT: Transforming Early Childhood Education in England: Towards a Democratic Education This event will explore the new book ‘Transforming Early Childhood in England: Towards a Democratic Education’. Join us to hear more about the book, discuss the issues it raises and feel inspired by practical examples. This event is free, to book please click […]
Transforming Early Childhood in England – UCL Press Early childhood education and care has been a political priority in England since 1997, when government finally turned its attention to this long-neglected area. Public funding has increased, policy initiatives have proliferated and at each general election political parties aim to outbid each other in their offer […]
This project is about everyday life in the midst of a pandemic. We are working with our partners Born in Bradford, a cohort study aiming to reduce health inequalities, to examine the social, economic and health impacts of COVID-19 on family life with young children. Full details can be found here
As part of our ActEarly collaboration in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, we’ve been working with the inspirational Bromley by Bow Centre to explore what makes happy and healthy children. The aim of this stream of work is primarily to set the agenda for the ActEarly research priorities across Tower Hamlets, to build stronger […]
This short documentary highlights the adverse impact of poor air quality on health. The video was recorded in Bradford and captures the views of children, parents, researchers, school staff and clinicians in an engaging and informative way about the invisible issue of air pollution. Please click here to see the full video
On 20 March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June. Please click here to read […]
Children of the Pandemic: Let’s make this generation the healthiest that has ever lived Prof Kate Pickett has published in the OECD Forum on coronavirus, inequalities in child wellbeing and the work being undertaken in Bradford. Read it here: https://www.oecd-forum.org/users/333176-kate-pickett/posts/66721-children-of-the-pandemic-let-s-make-this-generation-the-healthiest-that-has-ever-lived
As John mentioned in his last blog post, our communities are at the heart of ActEarly. If we’re going to achieve sustainable changes in health and our ‘systems’ that promote health then we need to start in harnessing the views and creativity of our citizens. We like to think of the ActEarly project as ‘people-powered’. […]
ActEarly has made a great start and is already breaking new ground – for example, putting co-production at the centre of everything it does. Such an approach is much needed but it can throw up challenges and I talk through some of these in this blog. I’m sure there are many of you who have […]
CECAN policy and practice series resources link: https://www.cecan.ac.uk/resources
The first ActEarly workshop was held on 26th September 2019 at Salts Mill, Saltaire. These workshops will be held twice a year, alternating between Bradford and London. The aim of the workshops is to provide an important opportunity for all academic, practice, policy and community partners to share ideas and plan projects but is also […]