Transforming Early Childhood Education – webinar

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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 Education – new book

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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 […]

Families in Tower Hamlets: impacts of COVID-19

Families in Tower Hamlets: impacts of COVID-19

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    

Air pollution – video

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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  

Children of the Pandemic….

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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  

People-powered research: but what actually is it?

People-powered research: but what actually is it?

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’. […]

What do we mean when we say co-production?

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 […]

ActEarly workshop, September 2019

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 […]