Childhood Development

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

NPR: Early-childhood and elementary school programs reflect a diverse set of commitments about what children ought to learn, and about how they ought to do so. Some focus on academic preparation and advancement, with extra attention to reading and mathematics. Some emphasize social-emotional development and community values. Others tout their More

Boyd McCandless Award Open for Nominations

The Boyd McCandless Award recognizes young scientists who have made distinguished theoretical contributions to developmental psychology, conducted programmatic research of distinction, or made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science. The award is for continued efforts rather than a single outstanding work. Scientists who are within seven years More

Grants Announced for Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Intervention

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is excited to announce that the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) has forecasted their intent to fund Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Interventions graduate student dissertation grants in 2017. Please visit for the Child Care, Head Start More