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Working Together for Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood is a network of people and organisations who want to ensure that every child has a healthy childhood. The network exists internationally and nationally through conferences, websites and a Facebook page and generally where professionals, parents, teachers and others can share experiences and research into the factors which create a supportive environment for children to thrive.         

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Alliance for Childhood International Conference

We are planning an International Conference in São Paulo, Brazil in 2015. The theme will be Embracing the Future with Courage, Resilience, Creativity. More details will follow.

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education







Co-authored by the Alliance for Childhood, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Teachers resisting Unhealthy Children's EntertainmentThis guide is designed to help educators and parents make informed decisions about whether, why, how, and when to use screen technologies with young children. Just because products are marketed as “educational” doesn’t mean they are. How do we best support children’s growth, development, and learning in a world radically changed by technology?

Download your free copy here









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Alliance for Childhood European Network

Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2013    

This publication consists of talks given by a range of experts to the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood (QoC) at the European Parliament during 2011/2012.

Contributors include Michiel Matthes, Christopher Clouder, Dr Aric Sigman, Professor Dominique Haumont, Professor Luc Zimmermann, Silke Mader, Maria Kaisa Aula, Dr. Martine Delfos, Lea Pulkkinen, Jan van Gils & Jesper Juul. Edited by Belinda Heys, Michiel Matthes & Patrice Sullivan. 

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