child development

Child poverty could be cut in half with proposals by UCI-led national panel

Committee provides a menu of work-oriented and income support programs

Associate professor of education Drew Bailey is named Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow

Drew Bailey, UCI associate professor of education, has been selected as a 2019-2021 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow. The highly competitive global fellowship program lets early- and midcareer recipients in all scholarly disciplines concentrate on projects to improve child and youth development. Bailey’s work focuses on the processes underlying the stability of individual differences in youngsters’ […]

Growing up digital

New lab in Calit2 looks at the smartphone generation

Better parenting is in the cards

UCI startup incubator helps doctoral student market innovative game promoting life skills

Most preschool math, literacy apps not designed to help children learn, UCI study finds

Few incorporate evidence-based features that align with best practices for teaching

UCI leads NIH-funded study of education’s effects on healthy transitions to adulthood

UCI faculty members Andrew Penner, associate professor of sociology; Emily Penner, assistant professor of education; and Paul Hanselman, assistant professor of sociology, are co-principal investigators on a study examining the relationship between education and childrens’ healthy transitions to adulthood. “This project assesses how exposure to different courses and teachers shapes students’ futures: their labor market […]

Professor gets John Templeton Foundation grant to study effect of after-school activities

Sandra Simpkins, UCI professor of education, has been awarded a John Templeton Foundation grant to study how organized after-school activities support character virtue development from childhood through young adulthood. “Little research exists on the issue of the kinds of experiences needed to help keep youth on a virtuous path,” Simpkins said. “Our findings will describe […]

Skills-focused preschool programs better at boosting school readiness

Widely used ‘whole-child’ curricula do not yield superior benefits, UCI-led study finds

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Such adverse natal outcomes are linked to intergenerational health, socioeconomic disadvantages

UCI awarded $9 million federal grant to gauge long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the UCI School of Medicine a four-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain. Led by Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy & neurobiology and director of the newly created UCI Center […]