Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish an article, please ask for permission at firstname.lastname@example.org. By Rita Funaro. She barrels down the mat like a sprinter, pivots, soars into the air backwards with two somersaults and a half twist, and lands blindly and perfectly on her feet, with arms outstretched and an irrepressible smile. … [Read more...] about Can Good Parenting Make Olympic Stars?
By Florencia López-Boo. There is not enough evidence about the specific critical and cost-effective actions needed to improve child care quality in Latin America. In contrast with sectors such as primary education, in which the region has invested significant effort in collecting indicators on teacher quality, resources in schools, and levels of student learning (PISA), … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Measure Child Care Quality
By Florencia López-Boo When seated in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, sometimes we’re left scratching our heads at the receptionist’s choice of programming for the lone TV left to drone on the entire day. As a captive audience, patients have no choice but to watch the soap opera or other show that they normally wouldn’t tune in to. … [Read more...] about Reimagining the Waiting Room TV
by Blog Primeros Pasos. On October 27, the Inter-American Development Bank presented in Lima, Peru, its new insignia publication The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy. Take a look at the preface authored by the IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno: … [Read more...] about The Development of our Region Depends on How Much We Invest in our Children
by Carlos Cano. How can a program create opportunities for women, infants, children, and families to thrive independent of their socio-economic status? In response to this question, in 2010, the United States Congress created the first national home visiting program for women and families expecting a baby and those with young children. The Obama Administration has … [Read more...] about The Home Visiting Program by the Obama Administration