The early childhood development (ECD) community is celebrating! The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a new package of measures, the Global Scales for Early Development (GSED), version 1.0, to measure, evaluate and monitor the development of young children in the critical first three years of life for use across the globe. Despite growing interest in ECD … [Read more...] about A New Global Method to Measure Early Childhood Development is Available!
Mother Language Day: How to promote language in parenting using a hybrid modality?
We know that mother tongue is the first language we acquire in our early childhood through our caregivers (parents, grandparents, siblings, and others). While it may seem like a natural process, providing services that empower caregivers to stimulate their children's language development from an early age can make a big difference for a lifetime. Today, on International Mother … [Read more...] about Mother Language Day: How to promote language in parenting using a hybrid modality?
Three Lessons from a Regional Dialogue on Early Childhood
When representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean get together for a dialogue around the present and future of areas as important as health, social protection, and early childhood development, the result is an unending stream of ideas, exchanges, and synergies. Paths open; paths which, beyond showing the shared needs and shortcomings, lead to lessons and innovations … [Read more...] about Three Lessons from a Regional Dialogue on Early Childhood
One-on-one visits or group sessions? Two alternatives for parenting programs
For children to reach their full potential, it is essential to make sure their home environment fosters their development. This home environment has been made even more important by the situation of many care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, our knowledge about how to implement family programs at scale is limited. Although efficacy trials of home visiting programs … [Read more...] about One-on-one visits or group sessions? Two alternatives for parenting programs
What’s the status of the global agenda on child development measurement for very young children?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and new perspectives for early childhood agendas, including efforts to measure children’s development, which are more pressing now than ever. This post gives an update on some of these efforts in the midst of the emergency. In addition, we introduce an innovative child development curve that uses a common scale for all … [Read more...] about What’s the status of the global agenda on child development measurement for very young children?