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Early Childhood Development

Importance of Early Childhood Mental Health Care

By Elizabeth Brewer on 17th Oct 2017

Screaming, crying and throwing toys continue in an endless loop. The parent is lost. Confused with what might have provoked…

Our Stories

A Look Back: Our 5th Friendship Games

By NDFAdmin on 8th Oct 2017

Friendship Games are an annual retreat for children from disadvantaged communities who will benefit from the experience in ways that…

Early Childhood Development

Childhood Community Violence Exposure

By Sonia Alves on 29th Sep 2017

The effects of toxic stress disrupt healthy childhood development.  Early childhood is an especially critical time to leverage efforts and…


In Conversation with the Djokovic Fellows: Sonia Alves

By Alberto Lidji on 28th Sep 2017

Our Global CEO, Alberto Lidji, sat down with the Fellows to discuss their current research focus and thoughts on the…

Early Childhood Development

Why Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Matters?

By Anica Stojkovic on 26th Sep 2017

In the midst of worrying about our kids’ academic success, it’s easy to lose sight of their emotional development. However,…


Early Moments Matter for Every Child

By Alberto Lidji on 21st Sep 2017

For millions of the world’s most disadvantaged children, we are missing a window of opportunity to provide them with the…

Early Childhood Development

Helping Young Children Understand and Build Friendships

By Anna Chulack on 31st Aug 2017

Learning how to play is easy for some children and harder for others. Here’s why it’s important that you step…

Early Childhood Education

Using Drama and Theater in the Classroom to Promote Literacy

By Anica Stojkovic on 17th Aug 2017

Numerous studies indicate that using drama in the classroom as a means of teaching helps students learn academically, socially, and…

Early Childhood Development

Learning from Nature

By Anna Chulack on 8th Aug 2017

Nowadays, many children sadly have limited opportunities to connect with and learn from the outside world and its natural state,…


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