New content in the SECD April 12 2018

The online format of Science of Early Child Development means we can regularly make updates to the content. Then, every license holder automatically has access to the new information.

New content in the SECD – International Edition includes video footage of children in a variety of settings in Kenya and Mozambique, for example, intimate scenes of children and adults reading books, as well as interviews with experts on a variety of topics from antenatal care and maternal depression to family interventions and rights-based programming.

Listen as Oscar Kadenge, Child Rights and ECD Multi-Sectoral Coordination, UNICEF-Kenya, describes a human rights-based view of child development and child care programming (3:05). This video is in the International Ed, Ecology of Childhood module, p. 1.2 “A child rights” perspective”.

The newest additions in the SECD - North American Edition include engaging footage of children involved in the serious business of negotiating roles, as well as interviews on the topics of risky play, the engagement of, and resources for fathers, and some key findings of  the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) about the well-being of older children.

In the second video (1:59), also related to the topic of child rights, Barbara Kaiser, early childhood consultant, author and speaker, explores child guidance, specifically the role of the adult as teacher in response to inappropriate or challenging child behaviours. This video is in the North American Ed. Communicating and Learning, p. 3.1, “Guiding and teaching”.

How do the perspectives of Kadenge and Kaiser inform our work?

For a complete list of our latest content and where to find it, check out the SECD new content page at More updates coming soon!