The Centre for Research in Child Development was established in 2017 with funding from the MOE, Singapore.
Hosted at the National Institute of Education (NIE), the centre will conduct studies focusing on factors that influence the course of development from early to middle childhood.
Research will focus on the development of children’s competencies in four areas:
- executive and self-regulatory abilities,
- social-emotional skills,
- linguistic skills, and
- mathematical skills.
A further area of focus is the development of new methodological and analytical tools that provide more accurate and efficient measures.
A cornerstone of the centre is a large-scale longitudinal study that tracks children’s development from infancy.
Other projects will focus on understanding the foundation of development, but with an eye towards intervention and practices that will help children develop optimally.