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Though the study of coparenting is still in its infancy, an explosion of coparenting research is in the wings. This paper identifies several emerging issues in coparenting theory and research to guide work in the years ahead, including issues in definition, conceptualization, and measurement; the interface between coparenting and adult development; and(More)
Investing in early child development is a smart and essential strategy for building human capital, reducing inequities, and promoting sustainable development, argue Bernadette Daelmans and colleagues T he millennium development goal on child health has led to great improvements in child survival worldwide. Child mortality has fallen by almost 50%, resulting(More)
This paper reports on the development and validation of the Hong Kong Early Child Development Scale (HKECDS), a holistic measure of child development designed specifically for preschool children in Hong Kong. Scale development was an iterative process and the first version of the scale contained 190 items whereas the final version includes only 95. Children(More)
During a cholera epidemic in Truk (Micronesia), in a survey of 1 village, transmission of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the 28 households with illness appeared to be through food contaminated in the home. Households in which the index case was a foodhandler had significantly higher attack rates than households in which the index case was not a foodhandler. Members(More)
The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a historic opportunity to implement interventions, at scale, to promote early childhood development. Although the evidence base for the importance of early childhood development has grown, the research is distributed across sectors, populations, and settings, with diversity noted in both scope and focus. We(More)
Early childhood years are critical for human development. It is the time when the brain develops most rapidly and the neural connections are formed that are the foundation of a child's physical and mental health and lifelong health and well-being. Adverse experiences in early childhood increase the risk for poor social and health outcomes: low educational(More)
Now-a-days, it is more of a win-win than ever to save on energy. Every time we lower our utility bills, we put more money back in our bank account and lower energy bills also means less energy consumed, which means less harmful emissions released into our environment. To make our homes more energy efficient, one of the least expensive and most effective(More)
BACKGROUND The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a comprehensive instrument used to assess school readiness in preschool children. This study was carried out to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the EDI (CEDI) in Hong Kong. METHODS One hundred and sixty-seven children were purposefully sampled from kindergartens in two(More)
Teacher-child interactions and peer exchanges were observed once a week for 10 months in four kindergartens in Hong Kong, China. A total of 206 anecdotes/ scenes considered representative of the gender-related experiences of 109 4-year-old Chinese children in these kindergartens were analyzed. Descriptive codes, generated iteratively were clustered,(More)
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