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"
Worldcrunch: "Bystander Victims: Facing The Trauma Of Children Who Witness Domestic Violence" (Read the original version in Romanian here)
Nicolò Filippo Rosso
Evandro Almeida Jr.
Distintas Latitudes: “Niños Warao en Brasil: migrar y arraigarse”
Distintas Latitudes:“Ninos Warao en Brasil”
The New Republic: “Is the Pandemic Rewiring Kids’ Brains?”
Carla Bittencourt and Mariana Della Barba
Conversa de Portão: “Marcas da pandemia na primeira infincia”
Education and children
The First 1,000 Days: In Greece, Migrant Children have the Right to go to School
Anna Claire Vollers
The Telegraph: "Joy and trauma meet as Ukraine's children return to classrooms"
Nursery World: "Exclusive: Live report from Ukraine - War and peace"
Jesús Mesa and María Monica Monsalve
El Espectador: "Invisibles: la infancia en Colombia durante la pandemia"
National News: “How Gaza amputees adjust after suffering wounds of war”
The Guardian: “‘We clap if none die’: Covid forces hard choices in Sierra Leone”
Taz: “Where Covid Kills Children”
Rosa Chávez Yacil
Malte Werner and José García Escobar
New Humanitarian: “How COVID-19 and climate shocks are hurting children’s health in Guatemala”
Jose Garcia Escobar
Science and Ethics
You can find out more about the Early Childhood Initiative here.