As I’m arriving to the conference "Every Child's Potential: Integrating Nutrition, Health, and Psychosocial Interventions to Promote Early Childhood Development" in the amazing city of New York, I remember the last time this group met to talk about how to integrate nutrition and child development interventions in an effective and practical way. … [Read more...] about From New York to Hanover with Stops in Nicaragua and Colombia
According to experts, there are six critical elements that determine whether a child care center is high quality. In recent decades, governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have expanded the coverage of child care services. This policy primarily sought to allow mothers to enter the labor market. However, less attention has been paid to the need to guarantee that child … [Read more...] about Did you choose the right care center for your child?
By Karina Tejada Campos They are the early childhood education teachers. They are those who channel their efforts, their experience as women and mothers, and their calling to this profession, giving their all to a colossal task under working conditions that in Chile are somewhat precarious. It is they who have suffered from restrictions on academic training because their … [Read more...] about Finalist Blogger Contest: Those Forgotten and Rediscovered in Early Childhood Education
By Clara Alemann I read with initial disappointment an article discussing the results of Scandinavian policies that foster dual earner/caregiver families and active fatherhood. The study concluded that after more than thirty years of family-oriented public policy (paternity leave, joint custody in the event of divorce, workplaces that allow for a good work-life balance, … [Read more...] about Parenting Is a Team Effort
A new analysis from the IDB determines that the vast majority of curricular content at child care centers in the region does not include child development indicators such as interculturality, the teaching of a second language, or peaceful conflict resolution. This is just one of the many surprising results in this new publication. … [Read more...] about New Publication: Early Learning Guidelines in LAC