“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?
Copyright © 2017. Interamerican Development Bank. If you wish to republish this article, please request authorization at email@example.com. By María Caridad Araujo. Lee este artículo en español. One of the main challenges facing early childhood development programs in Latin America is how to scale up models that have been successfully implemented in … [Read more...] about What Is the IDB’s Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund?
Copyright © 2017. Interamerican Development Bank. If you wish to republish this article, please request authorization at firstname.lastname@example.org. By María Caridad Araujo Lee este artículo en español. In Latin America and the Caribbean, we have seen a rapid expansion of publicly funded child care services for children below three years of age. In countries like Brazil, … [Read more...] about How to Promote High-Quality Child Care Services in Latin America
Last week, the largest US program for early childhood development turned 50 years. The program, called Head Start, serves over one million children each year and it provides comprehensive services (education, nutrition, health, and parenting) to low-income children and families. … [Read more...] about A program that makes history
Research carried out in Chile and in Brazil shows that, regardless of socioeconomic status, parents tend to think that babies do not understand when they are talked to and that learning begins later on in life (in some cases as late as in the preschool years!). There is also little awareness of how important is the exposure to learning experiences early on for the development … [Read more...] about If Parents Only Knew