Playgrounds that mimic the natural environment have physical and mental benefits for preschool children, according to a study published last month in Children, Youth, and Environments and coauthored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
IQ in childhood is a better indicator of adult wealth than math for very preterm and very low-weight babies, according to a new study in PLOS One.
Julia Jaekel, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, has been named the inaugural Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professor.
A new UT study exploring why some young adults cheat on their partners suggests that the behavior may be a way through which millennials deal with their transition to adulthood. The research has been featured in numerous national publications and websites including Allure, MSN, Evoke.ie, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Vice.
Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at UT, and Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the University of Warwick, co-authored a study to answer this question.
Current graduate students at UT now have the opportunity to become certified in working with international children and families.
It’s not just working moms who struggle to find work-life balance—working dads are often overlooked in the conversation about this issue.
On June 5 and 6, UT’s Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host the inaugural Early Learning Institute. The two-day event will feature keynote speaker Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle.
Kathy Kidd, associate director of the UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice, offers these suggestions for helping children learn to be thankful and cheerful in the midst of the holiday rush.
UT faculty joined community volunteers this weekend to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels. The effort is part of the Partners through Playgrounds project, which will study how
UT faculty is joining community volunteers today and Saturday, June 7, to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels.
The UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host open houses this spring for families interested in kindergarten. Families have the opportunity to meet program staff, tour classrooms, and learn about the center’s curriculum and philosophy. The first open house will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at the