Covid-19 pandemic: Attending early education during the pandemic provided sustained benefits for toddlers' development

Catherine Davies
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

New research shows that attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) during the pandemic boosted preschoolers' learning and preparedness for school, with greater gains made by children from less advantaged backgrounds. With further support, ECEC can play a critical role in developing skills in children born during the pandemic and levelling socioeconomic inequalities. Catherine Davies, professor of Language Development at the University of Leeds, explains more.

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