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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 here.

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 to families. Transforming Early Childhood in England: Towards a Democratic Education argues that, despite this attention, the system of early childhood services remains flawed and dysfunctional.

To order a copy of the book or to download your free copy, click here
A briefing for the book can be found here

Job vacancy – Senior Research Fellow

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Come and join the ActEarly team….

The Department of Health Sciences, University of York, is looking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to our exciting new UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) ActEarly City Collaboratory.

You will contribute to the Evaluation theme, bringing well-developed research and analytical capabilities to help test early life upstream prevention solutions, under the supervision of Dr Maria Bryant, Professor Kate Pickett and Dr Jane West (BIHR Director of Public Health Research).

Closing date: 9th September 2020

For full details and to apply, please click 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


Learning during the lockdown: real-time data on children’s experiences during home learning

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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 the report published by The Institute for Fiscal Studies