Evan Kidd, a Senior Investigator working in the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, performed as a child development expert in the series. He assessed and explained the children's development throughout the “social experiment”, in which a group of retirement home residents was mixed with preschoolers in a preschool built within their care facilities. Experts in geriatric health and early childhood monitored the progress of the participants over a period of 7 weeks.
Jennifer Collins, the ABC’s head of factual and culture said:
“Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds combines the magical spontaneity and innocence of young kids with the wisdom and heart of older generations.”
Link to article in The Guardian
Link to TV documentary 'Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds'
(link available in Australia only)