The first five years of life are a crucial period when nurturing care establishes strong foundations for lifelong development, learning, and health. In a new study, we show that millions of children in the world, and in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) specifically, lack access to the most basic nurturing care, demonstrating the urgent need for innovative strategies and … [Read more...] about Nurturing care for young children in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and opportunities
Jonathan Seiden is a PhD student in Education Policy and Program Evaluation at Harvard University. His research interests include the quantitative measurement of early childhood development and how assessments are used to inform policy and interventions that help children reach their developmental potential. He currently is working on multiple international ECD measurement efforts including the World Health Organization's Global Scales for Early Development, the World Bank's Anchor Items for Measurement of Early Childhood Development, and the Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments project. Jonathan worked at Save the Children US as a Senior Specialist for Education Research where he served as the principal investigator on numerous impact evaluations of early childhood and basic education interventions. He holds a MEd in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.