AHD @Alliance_HDAre your children overdoing it? Too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good--Families are spending less quality time together: https://t.co/CKxcs8AGD8 https://t.co/mJbQE0PC2U3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDSleep better, parent better: Study shows link between maternal sleep and permissive parenting: https://t.co/it7TnV1NOO https://t.co/gP3WjvahXX3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDChildhood leukemia linked to lack of childhood infections: "childhood leukemias are caused not just due to aberrant genetics or... exposure to dangerous radiation but also due to lack of common infections during childhood that help build immunity:" https://t.co/EeL9wmua3e https://t.co/9kX8FedZVy3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBBC News - postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide: 'Not exclusive to women: https://t.co/la1wwpAjyE3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBBC News - Ethnically mixed schools lessen hostility. "..everyday experience of school life - and working alongside each other - helped to remove barriers between young people." https://t.co/kswGssJ7NU3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @AucklandLiggins: Waiting just ONE minute to clamp a prem baby’s umbilical cord can dramatically improve survival rate. That's the findi…3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDInherited inequality: childhood trauma can cause pregnancy complications via @apoliticalco https://t.co/U06iRqiH8S7 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDNew study: free, online course can change students' mindsets towards their mathematical abilities, leading to increased academic achievement. It led to students feeling more positive about math and scoring significantly higher in mathematics assessments. https://t.co/WxI6aXBLKx https://t.co/wO1VUAscLz1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDJust having your cell phone in your possession can impair your learning, study suggests https://t.co/BC9z0XtQuj1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBrain development in very low birthweight preemies lags behind peers born full term: https://t.co/hEaHJr3YNe via @EurekAlert1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDChoices of protein intake have significant impact on infant growth, finds study: https://t.co/RAo9Wu5hQ7 https://t.co/A7t7dFsBu31 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDFor Women with a History of Pregnancy Losses, Walking is Associated with Increased Chance of Becoming Pregnant https://t.co/CgkrjV1ikn1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @MariaBOspina: Lower birth weights, shorter breastfeeding and lack of primary healthcare contributed to higher pacifier use in a birth c…1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDType of maternal homework assistance affects child’s persistence: the more opportunities for autonomous work the mother offered the child, the more task-persistent the child’s behaviour. https://t.co/6ahqFEdAht https://t.co/QVmb8xp0bs2 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDHostile teachers can lose students 5 percent on test scores. Teachers who antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism, or criticizing their contributions can damage their learning potential, a new study warns: https://t.co/hW617240FA https://t.co/AWAkCznj7V2 weeks ago

AHD Executive Director is one of the co-authors of the new series on early childhood development by The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals.

Prof. Stephen Lye: “We have a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the first 1000 days of life, beginning right from the fertilization of the egg, on brain development. By the age of three, 85 per cent of brain development will be complete.”

The series was launched at a conference on “Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale,” hosted by the UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO on October 5, 2016 where Steve Lye delivered a presentation on the importance of ECD.