The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has had the longest preschool closures due to COVID-19 pandemic. From March 2020 to October 2021 LAC preschools for children 3-5 averaged 67.4 weeks of full or partial closure. In other words, children assisted -on average- less than ¼ of the time they were supposed to. Psychosocial-stimulation home visits and well-baby … [Read more...] about When not going to preschool was normal
Why Early Identification of Disabilities in Children Matters
Every year on December 3, we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, raising awareness in the hopes of breaking down barriers and prejudices that prevent social inclusion. Among people with disabilities, children are especially vulnerable as undetected disabilities in early years and delays in rehabilitative initiatives lead to delays in development. … [Read more...] about Why Early Identification of Disabilities in Children Matters
What Happens When You Link a Parenting Program to Routine Child Health Checkups?
Integrating early childhood development programs with health services can be an important way of reaching larger numbers of the millions of children and families in need. Understanding how to make this work so programs are effective and feasible is essential, yet there is little information to guide the process of integration so that it can be achieved at a large scale. … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Link a Parenting Program to Routine Child Health Checkups?
Where do Children Working in Hazardous Environments Come From?
Estimates indicate that around 218 million children between 5 and 17 years of age perform some type of work. Of those, 10.7 million, or 1 in 19 children, live in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Where do Children Working in Hazardous Environments Come From?
A Beginner’s Guide to Advocating for the Children
For many, January signifies an opportunity to reassess priorities, dream big, and create goals to better themselves and the world around them. New year’s resolutions require focus, passion, and commitment– all qualities found in an effective advocate. But advocating for quality early childhood development (ECD) programs for millions of children who remain in danger of not … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Advocating for the Children