On September 19th and 20th, the IDB will hold a meeting entitled “Quality of Services for Early Childhood Development.” It will involve ministers, deputy ministers and other senior government officials working on the design and implementation of early childhood policies in the various countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct an assessment of how countries are managing the quality of services for early childhood development and to discuss the critical building blocks required to ensure it. As an outcome of this meeting, we are looking for authorities in health and education, as well as other ministries responsible for the care of children between the ages of 0 and 6 and their families, to come away with a set of experiences, tools and ideas that will be useful in the management of public policies on child development aimed at improving quality. The following countries will be participating in the event: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
We’d like to invite you to propose two topics that you feel would be interesting to include on this meeting’s agenda. We’ll be sure to share the results of the meeting on the First Steps Blog.
Tell us about your ideas in the comments below!