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Kate Middleton Launches a New Survey on Childhood Development

The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing her work on early childhood development by launching a U.K.–wide survey. Kate will begin this endeavor by completing a 24-hour tour of the United Kingdom, starting with today's visit to MiniBrum at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum.

At the museum, kids (who helped design the space) showed the duchess around the interactive mini city exhibit. Kate, who donned a chevron pussybow blouse by Tabitha Webb, also spoke with parents and carers about the survey.

Called "5 big questions on the under 5s," the survey includes five questions designed to bring as many people into the conversation as possible. Ipsos MORI, a U.K.–based market research company, is conducting the survey on behalf of the Royal Foundation. It will run for a month, from January 21 to February 21.

Kate intends to use the survey's results both to better understand the firsthand experiences of parents and caretakers, as well as to guide her future early years work. For years, the duchess has focused her line of work on how social challenges can affect childhood development starting from being inside the womb to the age of five.

The next few stops on Kate's tour include a visit to LEYF Nursery in Southwark and a baby sensory class at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre.

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