Formal research

The formal study is designed as an eight-year study, with three stages for implementation. This project is in the first stage. During the first stage, data from the questionnaires regarding the development of the representative children aged 3 months and 36 months in Taiwan in health, cognitive linguistics, social emotions, and body movements and their experiences in family and educare environments, and long-term follow-up data from observations and individual tests were collected. The original plan was to begin the data collection process in February, 2015. However, due to the problem of obtaining children’s household registration samples and additional tasks, the process was delayed to April, 2016. The aim is to collect three sets of data (at the age of 3, 6, and 12 months) from the 3-month-old children and two sets of data (at the age of 36 and 48 months) from the 36-month-old children.

The formal study will collect data from the questionnaires regarding the development of the representative children aged 3 months and 36 months in Taiwan in health, cognitive linguistics, social emotions, and body movements and their experiences in family and educare environments, and long-term follow-up data from observations and individual tests. Moreover, this project will also develop tools for evaluating development and experiences in family and school environments of children aged 6~8 years. In the second and third stages, follow-up data will be collected continuously until the subject children of the two groups are eight years old, in order to complete the child development database of children aged 0~8 years.