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A region focuses on early childhood

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The canton of Ticino will be devoting a great deal of attention to the topic of early childhood in the coming months. This will include a traveling exhibition and related regional activities, which are sponsored in part by the Jacobs Foundation. The quality of child care is not yet what it should be. The government  More

What influences the decision for high quality childcare institutions?

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Results of the research project “Early Childhood Education and Care Quality in the Socio-Economic Panel” will be presented at an international conference on 23-24 March in Berlin, Germany.  More

How do bilingual children learn to read?

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By understanding how growing up bilingual affects language and reading skills, we can help all children become more successful readers. Read the post by Kaja Jasinska on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.  TO THE BLOG

Early years matter

“Early Childhood Experience and the Developing Brain” is the title of a four-day reporting institute for international journalists hosted by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University’s Journalism School in New York. From March 9 to 12, 45 journalists from 28 countries attend the reporting institute, which the Jacobs Foundation has helped funding.  More

Policy Recommendations derived from the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years

Policy recommendations derived from the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years were recently published. The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years was created by the King Baudouin Foundation, the Jacobs Foundation and twelve other partner foundations from Europe and the United States to bring together leading scientists practitioners, civil society members, business leaders and political decision-makers from Europe and North America.  More

The parallels between adolescents’ online and offline lives

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Kaveri Subrahmanyam describes how teens use online communication. Read the interview on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   To the Blog

Call for Applications: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2018-2020

The Jacobs Foundation announces the call for application for the Research Fellowship Program, a globally competitive fellowship for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities.  More

Digitally-mediated learning is more often competitive than creative

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Technology does not dramatically transform learning for pupils; but it intensifies existing experiences. Read Sonia Livingstone’s blogpost on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.  To the Blog

Patrick Aebischer is new member of the Jacobs Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce that Patrick Aebischer has been appointed to the Board of Trustees as of January 1, 2017.  More

Call for Nominations – 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, which is endowed with one million Swiss Francs, honors outstanding scientific contributions of scholars aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.  More

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