Early Childhood Journalism Initiative: Work We Have Supported
In 2017 the Dart Center launched the Early Childhood Journalism Initiative (ECJI) to increase and strengthen reporting on the youngest children and their caregivers. Through workshops, webinars, reporting fellowships, and networking opportunities, this multi-year initiative is providing journalists around the world with knowledge, skills, financial support, and other resources to expand and deepen news coverage of early childhood and its intersection with issues such as inequality, education, health, child care, and social and economic policy around the world.
Since 2017 the initiative has organized four virtual fellowship programs that have provided reporting grants to 75 journalists from 25 countries, and fostered relationships between international experts and journalists across the globe. Below are links to some of the pieces supported by the fellowship programme.
El Hilo: "Los niños perdidos de Venezuela"
Ana Raquel Lelles
Estado de Minas: "'Antes da Hora': portrait of teenage pregnancy in Brazil"
Estado de Minas: "Técnica indiana reconecta mães e filhos e evita evasão escolar"
Estado de Minas: "'Antes da Hora': projeto evita evasão escolar de mães adolescentes"
Worldcrunch: "Bystander Victims: Facing The Trauma Of Children Who Witness Domestic Violence" (Read the original version in Romanian here)
Radio Romania Cultural: "Science 360" (Episode Three)
Paula Casas Mogollón
El Espectador: "Huerfanos por feminicidio: las victimas olvidadas"
El Espectador: "La deuda de Colombia con los huérfanos por feminicidios"
Nicolò Filippo Rosso
Evandro Almeida Jr.
Distintas Latitudes: “Niños Warao en Brasil: migrar y arraigarse”
Distintas Latitudes:“Ninos Warao en Brasil”
Lorena Rios Trevino
The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Migrant children arriving in Mexico are encountering a school system that is not ready"
The New Republic: “Is the Pandemic Rewiring Kids’ Brains?”
Carla Bittencourt and Mariana Della Barba
Conversa de Portão: “Marcas da pandemia na primeira infincia”
Anna Virginia Ballousier
Folha di Sao Paolo: "Nascidos no dia 1 da pandemia completam mil dias; entenda impacto na primeira infância"
Periferia em Movimento: “Crianças atípicas: Rede de apoio é decisiva para superar os desafios do desenvolvimento”
Education and Children
The First 1,000 Days: In Greece, Migrant Children have the Right to go to School
Anna Claire Vollers
Correio: "Politics is for kids"
The Telegraph: "Joy and trauma meet as Ukraine's children return to classrooms"
Nursery World: "Exclusive: Live report from Ukraine - War and peace"
The Telegraph: "Inside liberated Kherson & the war's impact on Ukraine's children"
Jesús Mesa and María Monica Monsalve
El Espectador: "Invisibles: la infancia en Colombia durante la pandemia"
Ana Carolina Moreno
Transitions Online: "Care for the Neediest"
USA Today: "Why children of color aren't getting the physical, speech therapy some need"
National News: “How Gaza amputees adjust after suffering wounds of war”
NIKKEI Asia: "Afghanistan's opium tragedy persists despite Taliban cultivation ban"
The Guardian: “‘We clap if none die’: Covid forces hard choices in Sierra Leone”
Taz: “Where Covid Kills Children”
The Brazilian Report: "Hunger and financial ruin see the return of renting children in Brazil"
Matheus de Moura
Globo: "Poor housing affects children"
Rosa Chávez Yacila
Malte Werner and José García Escobar
New Humanitarian: “How COVID-19 and climate shocks are hurting children’s health in Guatemala”
Jose Garcia Escobar
Fifty Two: "Storm Cycle"
Syria Untold: "Their whole world crumbled before their eyes"
Science and Ethics
Anna Virginia Balloussier
Folha de S. Paulo (main Brazilian newspaper): "Development of children born on day 1 of the pandemic"
The World: "Chinatown preschool helps families name pandemic-related feelings"
Estadão: "When it rains, my son starts to cry: Children live under trauma in Petropólis"
Hechinger Report: "Black and Latino infants and toddlers often miss out on early therapies they need"
You can find out more about the Early Childhood Initiative here.