By Priya Anaokar In developing countries, at least 219 million children under the age of 5 fail to reach their cognitive and socio-emotional potential because of poverty, poor health and nutrition, and non-stimulating care, as reported by the Global Child Development Group (GCDG) … [Read more...] about A better start is needed
By Charles A. Nelson Have you heard about this poor boy Oliver Twist who endured a miserable existence in a child institution in the early 19th century and decided to escape to lead a better life? Well, it’s just a story the famous author Charles Dickens wrote in 1838, but child institutions are more than just a story. For many children they are a reality they have to … [Read more...] about Today´s Oliver Twist
By Samuel Berlinski It is undisputed that children, from birth to the start of formal schooling, need to be stimulated in order to develop their motor, socio-emotional and cognitive skills. But how should preschool-age children be cognitively stimulated? And at the same time, how structured should that experience be? … [Read more...] about Little Scientists
By Diana Pinto Picture a typical handwashing scene at a day care center in a developing country. A class of roughly 15 children lines up to use the sink; however, water only flows from the tap some of the time or the sink doesn’t work at all, so water must be fetched in containers from a faraway tank. … [Read more...] about No Water, No Handwashing?
Por Francisco Ochoa O Congresso do Brasil criará um marco legal para garantir a sustentabilidade das políticas para a primeira infância, que ganharam importância nos últimos anos nos programas federais, estaduais e municipais. Este é o principal acordo resultante do seminário "Marco Legal da Primeira Infância", realizado na semana de 15 de abril, em Brasília, com a … [Read more...] about Brasil vai criar uma lei sobre a primeira infância