Field Notes

Chenchen is training for life

Crawling, jumping, throwing, catching – all the actions that come naturally to most children – Chenchen has had to work […]

The ground breaking Vietnamese preschool that just wrote 43 children’s books

When teachers at Da Nang Early Learning Center in Vietnam were asked to write a book for children they cared […]

Can you jump up high for grandma?

Measuring left-behind children’s development in rural China. Can your four-year-old catch a ball? How about hopping two meters? Or pedaling […]

The story behind this epic game of peek-a-boo will warm your heart (VIDEO)

What you see in the video below may look simple — just two happy children playing a game. While their […]

Still smiling: the amazing grandmothers bringing up children in rural China (PHOTOS)

Throughout rural China, grandparents are raising families as parents leave for factory work in the city. In villages where OneSky […]

Meet Vietnam’s most under-pressure child caregivers—now they want to give even more

These are the women Vietnam’s factory workers rely on to care for their children. The home-based childcare centers where they […]

Tet homecomings – why this Vietnamese child has only met her grandparents twice

Just 3-years-old, Thu will travel 200 kilometers to spend Lunar New Year – known as Tet in Vietnam – with […]

How teachers give migrant parents the most thoughtful Tet gift imaginable

In Vietnam the Lunar New Year is known as Tet – it’s a special time for families, fun and hope […]

Children with Bad Luck Beginnings Start Year of the Pig with Love

In China and throughout much of Asia, the Lunar New Year is a special time spent with family – but […]