FREDERICTON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The principle researcher for the largest study ever conducted on the impact of preschool education on children gives a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick, May 1.
For the past 16 years Dr. Edward Melhuish has followed 4,000 children in the UK and Northern Ireland, matching their preschool experiences to their later cognitive, language and behavioral development. He regularly meets with governments around the world, advising them on programs that improve children's lives.
WHAT: Free public lecture by Dr. Edward Melhuish, Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London.
WHERE: University of New Brunswick, Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 356. www.unb.ca/aboutunb/map/
WHEN: May 1, 1 to 3 pm
REGISTRATION: Space is limited for this event. To register, e-mail Gillian Yeomans email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (506) 453-5024.
Simultaneous French translation provided.
MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Melhuish's study is available at: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/153.html.
Dr. Melhuish is in New Brunswick as part of a five-province tour sponsored by the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation. His Fredericton appearance is co-sponsored with the Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick; the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the UNB Early Childhood Centre.
SOURCE: THE MARGARET AND WALLACE MCCAIN FAMILY FOUNDATION
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