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  • 2022/11/07
    The 19th KIT Lucky Draw winners are: S471002034  游O鑠  臺南市 N111604030  鄭O丞  臺北市 Z123102011  林O菲  新北市 S461104007  張O貴  嘉義縣 N233004043  許O緯  桃園市 S580702013  廖O凱  高雄市 Z233702032  江O翰  桃園市 N124202022  江O霓  新北市 Z110502008  施O懷  臺北市 N111603011  廖O鋒  臺北市 S583003011  林O寬  高雄市 N123603030  呂O瑄  新北市 Z341102006  洪O卉  嘉義縣 Z342002032  張O瑜  臺中市 Z124702009  梁O瑋  新北市 Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their mailing address by Dec. 7, 2022, will receive the prize -- two storybooks and a stationery set. (Watch the KIT Lucky Draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2022/11/04
    The 19th KIT Lucky Draw is coming soon! Family participants are eligible for taking part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, and Parents have fully completed the 7-year-old and 8-year-old child surveys. Please read the information below for more details. ------------- Terms and Conditions of the 19th KIT Lucky Draw Family participants are eligible for taking part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, and Parents have fully completed the 7-year-old and 8-year-old child surveys. Draw date: Nov. 7, 2022 (Mon.) Number of winners: 15 Prize: two storybooks and a stationery set Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced on the KIT official website and Facebook. However, their full names won’t be displayed. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the prize to the mailing address that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2022/09/30
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=31. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to What I Like Most, a storybook written by Mary Murphy and illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang about a little girl who shows appreciation for small things in her life. Click  https://youtu.be/ofBWSkgttPg to listen to it. This issue also includes a brief overview of the Young Lives, a longitudinal project coordinated out of the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford focusing on child poverty and inequality. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on Dr. Ta-Chien Chan at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends!
  • 2022/09/28
    A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others. Happy Teachers’ Day!
  • 2022/09/08
    May this festival of harvest bring eternal joy and happiness in our lives… Sending warm wishes on Mid-Autumn Festival.
  • 2022/09/06
    We’re pleased to welcome you to the International Conference on Child Development and Family Studies.  Date: The conference is on Oct. 1, 2022 (Sat), and we have a KIT workshop on Sept. 30, 2022 (Fri). Venue: Online Organizers: Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU; the KIT project (Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal Study of Child Development and Care); NTNU-Haskins Joint Laboratory of Brain Development and Learning; Taipei City Family Education Center; Ma Chérie Postpartum Care Center Co-organizers: Journal of Human Development and Family Studies; Taiwan Academy of Early Intervention Plenary speakers: Prof. Richard Aslin Prof. Carolien Rieffe Prof. Jou, Yuh-Huey: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica Conference advisors: Prof. Ovid J.-L. Tzeng Prof. Liu, Huei-Mei  Registration: From Sept. 8 to Sept. 24, 2022 Click https://www.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php/2022conference/ to join and see the conference agenda. For more information, please contact iwcdfss@gmail.com or call 02-77491411.
  • 2022/08/08
    A very Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers who have come a long way as dads and have never given up on making the future of their kids bright and blessed.  Happy Father’s Day!
  • 2022/08/08
    Due to the wide availability of mobile phones, the gift cards given by the KIT have been e-vouchers only since August 1, 2022. People who complete the KIT survey will receive the e-voucher via email or SMS message. Please contact the KIT if there are any questions about the e-voucher redemption. Thank you.
  • 2022/07/05
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=29. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Little Bear’s Little Boat, a storybook written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter about a little bear who gives his little boat to a smaller bear when he doesn’t fit in his boat anymore. Click https://youtu.be/hWLNjo7jvR0 to listen to it. This issue also includes a brief overview of the Global Longitudinal Research Initiative (GLORI), a project that collects and follows a number of longitudinal studies on child development in 41 countries. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on Assistant Professor Hsi-Ping Nieh at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends!
  • 2022/06/03
    May health be like a dumpling leaf, enfolding to surround you; may bliss like a burst of dumpling fragrance, enduringly encompass you. Have a memorable Dragon Boat Festival!
  • 2022/05/20
    The data of KIT-M36 (in Wave 3) has been released. We highly appreciate the support and contribution from the research team and our study participants, both parents and children. We believe that the data can inform social policies in Taiwan related to child health and welfare. For more information, please visit the Survey Research Data Archive, Academia Sinica, at https://srda.sinica.edu.tw/datasearch_detail.php?id=3419
  • 2022/05/08
    Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, everywhere, for everything you do!
  • 2022/04/02
    On April 1, 2022, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU, held a press conference to announce the KIT latest findings on children’s use of electronic devices, including the length of time spent watching TV and using tablet computers/smartphones. Please visit https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Media.aspx for more details.
  • 2022/04/01
    May the innocence that they hold stay forever in their pure heart and bring the best out for each and every one of them. Happy Children’s Day to everyone celebrating.
  • 2022/03/31
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=28. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to This Quiet Lady, a storybook written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Anita Lobel about a little girl who looks at photographs of her mother at different ages. Click https://youtu.be/FiTxk_1EBqE to listen to it. This issue also includes a brief overview of the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD) in Canada which follows a cohort of children born in Québec in 1997-1998 in order to understand the factors that can influence their development and well-being from 5 months to about 25 years of age. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on Assistant Professor Chih-Wen Wu at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends!
  • 2022/03/16
    The 18th KIT Lucky Draw winners are: M031006564  盧O文  臺中市 M032006514  羅O芯  新北市 M032016527  黃O涵  臺南市 M031009213  吳O辰  屏東縣 M031003505  李O均  臺中市 M032006502  葉O玟  新北市 M032013666  黃O楨  臺南市 M032008053  隋O蓁  臺北市 M031004559  林O佐  臺南市 M032017476  孫O彤  高雄市 M032011128  蔡O樂  臺南市 M032007146  張O銥  新北市 M032011645  呂O臻  臺南市 M031009006  袁O    臺中市 M032003488  李O彤  高雄市 Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their mailing address by April 1, 2022, will receive the prize -- two storybooks and a stationery set. (Watch the KIT Lucky Draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2022/03/15
    The 18h KIT Lucky Draw is coming soon! Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1st, 2016 and June 30th, 2017, and Parents have fully completed the 3-year-old and 4-year-old child surveys. Please read the information below for more details. -------------   Terms and Conditions of the 18th KIT Lucky Draw Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1st, 2016 and June 30th, 2017, and Parents have fully completed the 3-year-old and 4-year-old child surveys. Draw date: Mar. 16, 2022 (Wed.) Number of winners: 15 Prize: two storybooks and a stationery set Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced on the KIT official website and Facebook. However, their full names won’t be displayed. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the prize to the mailing address that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2022/03/08
    Women are always a source of inspiration for the family and society. Happy Women’s Day to all the incredible women!
  • 2022/01/28
    The Lunar New Year’s Eve is coming soon. The KIT team wants to thank you for your kind support in the past year, and we will definitely devote more efforts in 2022. We wish you abundance, health, and happiness in the lunar new year. May good fortune shine on you and your loved ones!
  • 2021/12/30
    The data of KIT-M3 (in Wave 4) has been released. We highly appreciate the support and contribution from the research team and our study participants, both parents and children. We believe that the data can inform social policies in Taiwan related to child health and welfare. For more information, please visit the Survey Research Data Archive, Academia Sinica, at https://srda.sinica.edu.tw/datasearch_detail.php?id=3396
  • 2021/12/30
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=27. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Proč nekveteš?, a storybook written and illustrated by Katarína Macurová about a little bear taking care of plants. Click https://youtu.be/fr3fW7Wr9_o to listen to it. This issue also includes a brief overview of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in the UK which examines children’s unmet developmental needs and provides support. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on the late Professor Hwa-wei Ko who made a great contribution to the KIT project. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! Stay safe and have a sparkling New Year!
  • 2021/12/30
    Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year!
  • 2021/12/24
    Now it’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! Let us celebrate by spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer!
  • 2021/12/21
    Today is the winter solstice. Let’s eat a bowl of tangyuan in hot sweet broth. Stay warm and enjoy the winter season!
  • 2021/12/02
    On December 2, 2021, the KIT project mailed interview invitations in print to the family participants who have a child at the age of 60 months (i.e., the child was born between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15, 2017) in their family. The interview will be done within 30 days before or after the child’s birthday. The interview will be very helpful for both parents and their child because it provides them with an opportunity to understand the child’s development from many different dimensions. We highly appreciate the participation of our study children. The data we collect from them and about them can inform government policies related to children’s physical and mental health, which will definitely benefit all of the children in Taiwan. The KIT project has nothing to do with any commercial activities, and our service is totally free of charge. If you find any suspicious events, please do not hesitate to contact us or dial the 165 Anti-Fraud Hotline.
  • 2021/11/26
    The 17th KIT Lucky Draw winners are:   M361015817  洪O諄  桃園市 M362012748  黃O茵  彰化縣 M362014140  劉O貝  南投縣 M361007905  李O堅  新北市 M362012389  莊O蕙  雲林縣 M361011019  羅O晉  苗栗縣 M361006218  張O翔  花蓮縣 M362014446  薛O芊  高雄市 M362012304  張O涵  新北市 M362013062  黃O晴  新北市 M361002458  倪O均  屏東縣 M362011011  許O恩  臺北市 M362009108  許O甄  新北市 M361008708  吳O筳  臺東市 M361015795  趙O呈  新北市   Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their mailing address by December 10, 2021, will receive the prize -- two storybooks and a stationery set. (Watch the KIT Lucky Draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2021/11/24
    The 17h KIT Lucky Draw is coming soon! Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if:        (1)The study child was born between April 1st, 2013 and March 31st, 2014, and        (2)Parents have fully completed the 6-year-old and 7-year-old child surveys. Please read the information below for more details. -------------   Terms and Conditions of the 17th KIT Lucky Draw Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if:            (1)The study child was born between April 1st, 2013 and March 31st, 2014, and            (2)Parents have fully completed the 6-year-old and 7-year-old child surveys. Draw date: Nov. 26, 2021 (Fri.) Number of winners: 15 Prize: two storybooks and a stationery set Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced on the KIT official website and Facebook. However, their full names won’t be displayed. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the prize to the mailing address that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2021/10/04
    We’re pleased to welcome you to the Conference on Child Development and Family Studies. Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions, the conference will be hosted online. Date: Oct. 16, 2021 (Sat.) Venue: Online Supervisor: College of Education, NTNU Organizers: Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU; the KIT project (Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal Study of Child Development and Care); NTNU-Haskins Joint Laboratory of Brain Development and Learning; Family Research & Development Center, NTNU; Taipei City Family Education Center Co-organizer: Journal of Human Development and Family Studies Plenary speakers: Prof. Hsueh, Cherng-tay: Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University; Minister without Portfolio (2009/2/16 -2013/2/18) Prof. Tzeng, Shih-jay: Department of Special Education, National Taitung University Prof. Chen, Yu-wen: Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University Conference advisors: Prof. Ovid J.-L. Tzeng: Distinguished Research Fellow & The 20th Academician, Academia Sinica Prof. Liu, Huei-Mei: Department of Special Education, NTNU Registration deadline: Oct. 8, 2021 Click https://www.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php/conference/ to join and see the conference agenda. For more information, please contact iwcdfss@gmail.com or call 02-77491411.
  • 2021/10/01
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=25. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Sam & Watson: comme des grands!, a storybook written by Ghislaine Dulier about children’s mental growth. Click https://youtu.be/wWDdb6tJOQY to listen to it. This issue also includes a brief overview of the ORB Children and Young People's database which includes research on all aspects of children’s lives in Northern Ireland. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on Professor Po-Wen Chi at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, NTNU. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! Stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic!
  • 2021/09/28
    In Taiwan, the date of 28 September is recognized as Teacher's Day to commemorate the birth of Confucius and honor teachers for their contributions. Don’t forget to show your teachers appreciation today by telling them you are grateful for all they do. Best wishes to all teachers!
  • 2021/09/19
    The Moon Festival is such a wonderful holiday when families get together and give thanks for nature’s abundance. Although now we are under pandemic restrictions, it’s still a pleasure to admire the moon in the backyard or on the balcony. We wish you a happy Moon Festival. Enjoy the long weekend!
  • 2021/09/14
    The winners are:   (10 adults) 2009231  鄭O萱  臺中市 2007551  石O禎  臺中市 1000821  吳O辰  新北市 2011496  許O榕  屏東縣 1015853  許O海  屏東縣 1012411  鄭O祐  高雄市 2009445  邵O栩  高雄市 1015475  李O宇  高雄市 1014857  葉O佑  新北市 1014591  江O宸  花蓮縣   (5 children) 2012605  黃O靚  新北市 3001199  黃O晏  新竹市 2016255  陳O娟  臺北市 2013114  周O誼  桃園市 3000146  林O萱  臺中市   Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their cell phone number and email address by September 30, 2021, will receive the prize –an NTD200 e-voucher. (Watch the lucky draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2021/09/13
    The Wave 4 survey lucky draw is coming soon! Family participants, including parents and their children at elementary school, are entitled to take part in the activity if they have completed the Wave 4 survey. Please read the information below for more details. Terms and Conditions of the Wave 4 Survey Lucky Draw Family participants, including parents and their children at elementary school, are entitled to take part in the activity if they have completed the Wave 4 survey. Draw date: Sept. 14, 2021 (Tue.) Number of winners: 10 adults and 5 children Prize: An NT$200 e-voucher Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced on the KIT official website and Facebook. However, their full names won’t be displayed. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the e-voucher to the email address or cell phone number that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2021/09/10
    Dear parents, Thank you for participating in our survey program on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wave 4 survey completed its data collection on August 31, and an NT$100 e-voucher was sent to all eligible participants by email or SMS message on September 8. You can log in the survey system to check your points balance and your e-voucher information. There is no expiry date for the voucher. To redeem your voucher, please follow the steps at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/FAQ.aspx Also, please notice that: 1. On September 8, prizes were sent to the Wave 3 survey lucky draw winners. Please check your personal email or SMS message if you are on the winners list. 2. The Wave 4 survey lucky draw is coming soon. Please follow our official website or our Facebook to read more details. The points collection program has come to an end. Your participation in our 2021 summer survey is highly appreciated, and we look forward to your continued support for the KIT’s annual formal survey.
  • 2021/08/31
    The data of KIT-M3 (in Wave 3) has been released. We highly appreciate the support and contribution from the research team and our study participants, both parents and children. We believe that the data can inform social policies in Taiwan related to child health and welfare. For more information, please visit the Survey Research Data Archive, Academia Sinica, at https://srda.sinica.edu.tw/datasearch_detail.php?id=3328
  • 2021/08/21
    Dear parents,   Thank you for participating in our survey program on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wave 4 survey is coming soon. Please sign in and join us! In order to further explore how the pandemic influences family life, participants of the Wave 4 survey include not only parents but also their children at elementary school. The survey period is from August 21 to August 31. Adult and child participants will earn points after answering a survey form. In addition, they can redeem the points for a reward and enter a lucky draw. Please visit the KIT website and our Facebook page to read more updates.
  • 2021/08/20
    The winners are:   1017110  許O    新北市 1003979  柯O勻  臺南市 2010854  吳O虹  新北市 1004298  黃O翰  臺北市 1001844  楊O安  新竹縣 2007720  林O妡  臺中市 1013535  賴O辰  臺中市 2014448  侯O均  臺中市 2002128  陳O瑄  臺南市 2012304  張O涵  桃園市   Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their cell phone number or mailing address by September 3, 2021, will receive the prize –an NTD200 e-voucher. (Watch the lucky draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2021/08/08
    Now it’s August, and it's time to celebrate Dad! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, you can make Father's Day 2021 special with a big hug! Best wishes to fathers everywhere on Father’s Day!
  • 2021/07/14
    Dear parents, Thank you for joining our survey program which gathers information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and their family. The Wave 3 survey has completed its data collection, and an NT$100 e-voucher was sent to all eligible participants by email or SMS message on July 12, 2021. You can log in the survey system to check your points balance and your e-voucher information. There is no expiry date for the voucher. To redeem your voucher, please follow the steps at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/FAQ.aspx Also, please notice that: Participants who completed the questionnaire on the online survey system will receive the e-voucher within two weeks via email; Participants who completed the questionnaire by video conferencing or telephone interview will receive the e-voucher within three weeks via SMS message. Therefore, please pay close attention to the email or SMS message you receive from us. Thank you! To check your reward points balance, please go to   https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/ images/ticket.html
  • 2021/07/09
    Dear parents, Thank you for joining our survey program which gathers information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and their family. The Wave 3 survey data collection expired on July 2, 2021. An NT$100 e-voucher will be sent to all eligible participants by email or SMS message before July 16, 2021. We will announce on the KIT website when reward points you earn by completing the Wave 3 survey have been given. You can log in the survey system to check your points balance and your e-voucher information. We highly appreciate your support and participation.
  • 2021/07/05
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=23. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Don't Worry, That's Ok, a storybook about a grandfather who teaches his grandchild philosophy of life. Click https://youtu.be/aovZI-lOiw0 to listen to it in Chinese. This issue also includes a brief introduction to The Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES) created by Prof. Brian MacWhinney and Prof. Catherine Snow, a highlight of some interesting KIT findings, and a short profile of Dr. Shu-Ching Chou, a professor of the Graduate School of Curriculum and Instructional Communications Technology, National Taipei University of Education. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! Finally, we hope all of our readers stay safe and keep healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2021/06/28
    Dear parents, Study participants can earn points by completing any one of the following tasks: Joining our survey group, Completing the Wave 1 survey, Completing the Wave 2 survey. An NT$100 e-voucher has been sent to all eligible participants by email or SMS message on June 24, 2021. The next e-voucher reward will be delivered after the Wave 3 survey data has been collected. To check your reward points balance, please go to  https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/images/ticket.html Thank you!
  • 2021/06/26
    Dear parents, Thank you for participating in our latest survey program. The Wave 3 survey is coming soon. Please sign in and join us when you receive our email/SMS message. The nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert has been extended. Please follow the epidemic preventive measures to protect yourself and your family. Times are tough right now, but we just need to weather the storm for a while and things will get better. Stay safe and healthy!
  • 2021/06/25
    Dear parents, Thank you for joining our latest survey program which gathers information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and their family. Please notice that an NT$100 e-voucher has been sent to all eligible participants by email or by an SMS message. There is no expiry date for the voucher. To redeem your voucher, please follow the steps at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/FAQ.aspx Thank you again for your support and participation. The Wave 3 survey is set to begin on June 26 and will end on July 2.
  • 2021/06/12
    The Dragon Boat Festival is around the corner, which is the time for family reunion. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we must stay at home instead of visiting our dear family members who live apart. Luckily, we still can meet each other online to celebrate this wonderful day. Reminder: wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing when you go out.
  • 2021/05/29
    The spread of the covid-19 pandemic is accelerating in Taiwan these days. We hope all of the KIT participants stay safe and healthy. Given that the pandemic has significantly altered our daily lives, it is necessary to gather information on its effects on children’s learning and the changes of parent-child relationship. Therefore, we will soon launch a new survey program and will send each participant an email and an SMS message. Participants will earn points after completing a survey form and can redeem the points for a reward when enough points have been collected. We highly appreciate your support and participation.
  • 2021/05/14
    On May 10, 2021, the KIT project sent both invitation letters and SMS messages to our new participants. The new study children are first graders in the academic year 2020, and the first interview will be done by July 31, 2021. Families who are invited to join the study can gain a more comprehensive understanding of their children’s development and learning, which is beneficial to both parents and children. Information collected from the study participants plays a vital role in informing policies and programs that are improving the lives of children in Taiwan. The KIT project is non-commercial. It is an academic study sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Services we offer are free of charge. Please contact us or call 165 Anti-Fraud Hotline if you encounter anything suspicious. For more information about the KIT project, please call (02)7749-1463 or (02)7749-1464. Thank you for your support and participation.
  • 2021/05/09
    We wish all mothers a fabulous Mother’s Day! There is no role in life more essential than motherhood. Let’s express your thanks and love to your dearest mom on this day!
  • 2021/04/09
    On March 30, 2021, the KIT project held a press conference at NTNU announcing its latest findings on children who attend preschools at the age of 5, their parents, and their kindergarten teachers. For more information, please go to https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Media.aspx.
  • 2021/04/04
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=22. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to I Like to Be Little, a storybook about a girl who explains why she enjoys her childhood. Click https://youtu.be/mLOlbkpL3pQ to listen to it in Chinese. This issue also includes a brief introduction to The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a highlight of some interesting KIT findings, and a short profile of Dr. Shu-Hui Hsieh, an Associate Research Fellow of the Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica. If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! By the way, a press conference was held by the KIT project at NTNU on March 30 to report the survey findings on children who attend preschools at the age of 5, their parents, and their kindergarten teachers. Please go to http://pr.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnunews/index.php?mode=data&id=19944 for more information.
  • 2021/03/16
    The 16th KIT Lucky Draw winners are:   M032013014  李O樂  高雄市 M032013169  秦O榛  桃園市 M032002336  黃O瑜  臺北市 M032016524  白O嬡  臺北市 M032013325  陳O仟  高雄市 M031002930  謝O峻  臺北市 M032015405  李O心  花蓮縣 M031006539  蘇O瑞  桃園市 M031016184  林O堯  新北市 M032010150  詹O喬  新北市 M031008814  王O鈞  臺南市 M031004658  張O鳴  苗栗縣 M032014696  詹O鄀  新北市 M031017175  陳O禾  臺南市 M031000668  林O穎  南投縣   Congratulations to all of you! We will contact winners by text message. Winners who confirm their mailing address by April 13, 2021, will receive the prize -- two storybooks and a stationery set. (Watch the KIT Lucky Draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2021/03/12
    The 16h KIT Lucky Draw is coming soon! Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1st, 2015 and June 30st, 2017, and Parents have fully completed the 2-year-old and 3-year-old child surveys. Please read the information below for more details. -------------   Terms and Conditions of the 16th KIT Lucky Draw Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1st, 2015 and June 30st, 2017, and Parents have fully completed the 2-year-old and 3-year-old child surveys. Draw date: March 16, 2021 (Tue.) Number of winners: 15 Prize: two storybooks and a stationery set Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced on the KIT official website and Facebook. However, their full names won’t be displayed. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the prize to the mailing address that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2021/03/08
    We wish you a happy International Women’s Day! Let’s celebrate women's achievements and help create an inclusive world.
  • 2021/02/26
    On February 20, 2021, the KIT project issued a press release announcing its latest findings on first-year elementary-school students to the public. For more information, please go to https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Media.aspx. We wish you a happy Lantern Festival!  
  • 2021/02/09
    The Lunar New Year’s Eve is coming soon. The KIT team wants to thank you for your kind support in the past year, and we will definitely devote more efforts to the project in 2021. We wish you a happy Lunar New Year and a wonderful family reunion. Good luck in the year ahead!
  • 2021/01/15
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=20. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Tweak Tweak, a storybook about mother-child interactions. Click https://youtu.be/Vx4etyzp2KI to listen to it in Chinese.   This issue also covers several items, including a brief introduction to Child Research Net (CRN) in Japan, a highlight of some interesting KIT findings, and a short profile of Dr. Ren-Huei Fu, an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology at Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou.   If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! Keep warm and stay healthy during cold weather!
  • 2020/12/31
    2020 has come to an end. Now it’s time to welcome the new year! We wish you a happy, healthy, and abundant 2021! Watch out for low temperatures on New Year’s Eve. Stay warm and safe!
  • 2020/12/25
    Now it’s Christmas. May this Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love.
  • 2020/12/21
    Now it’s winter. Let’s eat a bowl of tangyuan in hot sweet broth. We wish you a warm and happy winter season!
  • 2020/10/21
    The journal “Contemporary Educational Research Quarterly” launched a call for papers for the special issue on “the application of Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal of Child Development & Care (or KIT)”. For more information, please go to http://contemporary.cere.ntnu.edu.tw/node/977   Deadline for submitting full papers is June 30, 2021. Papers can be sent online at http://ojs.lib.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php/CERQ   We welcome submissions from all KIT database users!   Please contact us if you have any question. CERQ Editing Assistant Ms. Yeh TEL:02-7749-3670 E-mail:cerecerq@gmail.com
  • 2020/10/16
    M361017647  徐O凱  新北市 M362007939  彭O綺  台北市 M362000450  莊O臻  宜蘭縣 M362008760  彭O樂  新竹縣 M361016068  蕭O亨  台中市 M362001631  周O    宜蘭縣 M362014053  蕭O榛  新北市 M362016934  徐O萱  桃園市 M361015263  余O宇  新竹市 M361016467  黃O升  高雄市 M361001552  魏O任  新竹縣 M361011934  林O玄  新北市 M362015972  蘇O榕  新竹市 M361005677  康O毅  新北市 M362003493  吳O嫣  新竹縣   Congratulations to all of you!   We will contact winners by text messages. Winners who confirm their mailing addresses by Nov. 13, 2020, will receive the prize -- two storybooks and a stationery set. (Watch the KIT Lucky Draw video on https://www.facebook.com/kidsintaiwan/)
  • 2020/10/15
    The KIT Newsletter has just published its latest issue at https://kit.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/CN/Newsletter_content.aspx?es=18. We invite you to visit the page to read articles. One of the articles is a guide to Someday, a storybook written by Alison MeGhee about children’s growth. Click https://youtu.be/g2Ll0gleh1w to listen to it.   This issue also includes a brief overview of Child Trends, a U.S. non-profit research organization focused on improving the lives of children and youth. There are other items of interest: a summary of several KIT findings and a feature on Professor Ching-Ching Cheng at the Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University.   If you enjoy reading the KIT Newsletter, please share it with your friends! Keep warm and stay healthy during cold weather!
  • 2020/10/14
    The 15th KIT Lucky Draw is coming soon! Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: (1)The study child was born between April 1st, 2013 and March 31st, 2014, and (2)Parents have fully completed the survey for their 5-year-old/6-year-old child. Please read the information below for more details.   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Terms and Conditions of the 15th KIT Lucky Draw Family participants are entitled to take part in the activity if: The study child was born between April 1st, 2013 and March 31st, 2014, and Parents have fully completed the survey for their 5-year-old/6-year-old child. Draw date: Oct. 16, 2020 (Friday) Number of winners: 15 Prize: two storybooks and a stationery set Winner selection: Winners will be randomly selected by computer from all valid entries. Result announcement: Winners will be announced in the KIT official website and Facebook. Prize delivery: Winners will be notified by text message. The KIT project will send the prize to the mailing address that each winner provides. If the winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of notification, we will withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • 2020/09/30
    When the moon is full, mankind is one. We wish you a happy Moon Festival. Enjoy the long weekend!
  • 2020/09/28
    Best wishes to all teachers! Your guidance helps children grow and learn!
  • 2020/09/18
    Date: Oct. 16, 2020 (Fri.) Time: 9:30 - 16:30 Venue: Second Conference Room, 1F, RCHSS, Academia Sinica   Organizer: Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica; Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal Study of Child Development and Care (KIT)   Registration deadline: Oct. 4, 2020 (Sun.) Fee: Free of charge   NB: Please note that due to limited seats available, the organizer reserves the right to decide on the list of participants. Candidates will be informed of their acceptance/non-acceptance via email by Oct. 6, 2020.   Please contact Ms. Chiu if you have any question. Telephone: (02)2787-1821 Email: issue@gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • 2020/09/08
    2020 Conference on Child Development and Family Studies   2020 Conference on Child Development and Family Studies will be held by Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The conference invites symposium proposals, individual papers, and poster abstracts related to topics including development in infancy and early childhood, child development, family relationships, and family education. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by our board members.   In April, 2019, the KIT project (Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal Study of Child Development and Care) implemented by NTNU released the data of KIT-M36 at 36 months old (please visit SRDA website at https://srda.sinica.edu.tw). In April, 2020, the data of KIT-M3 at 3 months old and KIT-M3 at 6 months old was also released. Therefore, we look forward to submissions related to the KIT databank. However, submissions from non-KIT researchers are welcome, too.   Date: Oct. 25, 2020 (Sun.) Venue: Education Building, NTNU Supervisor: College of Education, NTNU Organizers: Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU; Kids in Taiwan: National Longitudinal Study of Child Development and Care (KIT) Co-organizers: Journal of Human Development and Family Studies; Taiwan Association of Child Development and Early Intervention (TACDEI)
  • 2020/08/07
    Best wishes to fathers everywhere on Father’s Day!