Childcare has long been overlooked as a global issue and is often misunderstood. High-quality early childcare is crucial for children's safety, development and to prepare them for school. This allows parents to go out to work and allows older siblings to stay at school longer.
Researchers at the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory are doing vital work to discover more about the causes of babies being born early and finding better ways to care for them. The aim is to minimise some of the life-threatening complications that can arise for mothers and babies.
This project is a research programme which studies the long-term effects of early birth. The study includes social, educational and clinical information. It is the first research initiative in the world to investigate perinatal brain injury this comprehensively.
Learn about why childcare is such an important issue. it affects families and communities across the globe, especially in poor or disadvantaged communities, preventing children from reaching their full potential in education and in life.
See the impact of the lack of childcare, the benefits of early years care and development and five recommendations to achieve universal access to high-quality childcare.
This scorecard examines how the development of millions of children will suffer unless governments step up and increase their commitment to pre-primary education for every child.