The early childhood development cluster of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working to protect the youngest children in the region. Find out how. … [Read more...] about The High Cost of COVID-19 for Children
Why are economists so interested in ECD and what can they contribute to the field?
Traditionally, economists have focused on how to improve productivity and the ability to generate income by adult workers. But in the last two decades, the percentage of economists who work in the development of our youngest has been growing. The reason? Find out in this article. … [Read more...] about Why are economists so interested in ECD and what can they contribute to the field?
Let’s Support Those who Care for our Children
There is increasing evidence about the relationship between the quality of early childhood services and child development, and that process quality or adult-child interactions is the aspect that matters the most. Process quality depends on the skills and preparation of those working directly with young children and families: the early childhood (EC) workforce. This almost … [Read more...] about Let’s Support Those who Care for our Children
Can We Measure Child Development Globally?
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." This famous quote is a good introduction to the story we want to share with you in this post. Motivated by the need to report to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries around the world are working towards developing population-level indicators of early child … [Read more...] about Can We Measure Child Development Globally?
Toys from Recycled Materials: A Good Way to Learn Through Play
© Blog First Steps, IDB´s Social Protection and Health Division by Marta Rubio Codina A few days ago, I attended the event “Transforming the Future Starts in Childhood,” organized by the IDB and the ALAS Foundation. I enjoyed a very pleasant and rewarding day listening to academics, policy makers and representatives from foundations, international agencies and … [Read more...] about Toys from Recycled Materials: A Good Way to Learn Through Play