To create a good environment for children’s development, a key early step is giving women and their families well-timed information, resources, and support during and after pregnancy. Amid a surge of innovations in pregnancy and postnatal care, we can make use of technology and other tools to make sure mothers and their babies are as healthy as possible. Information and … [Read more...] about Using technology to support mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
The tender hour: skin-to-skin contact provides the best start to life
Imagine arriving at an unknown place, a strange planet, alone, with no familiar voice and no one to guide you. At that critical moment, your survival would be at stake. But this is how a baby’s life begins outside the mother's womb. The newborn experiences an unknown external world for the first time, and that’s why his or her basic need for skin-to-skin contact with the mother … [Read more...] about The tender hour: skin-to-skin contact provides the best start to life
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?
Community of Practice: Keys to Understanding the Migration Landscape for Early Childhood
Migration phenomena are studied from different areas, but it is necessary to deepen the conversation for early childhood. What started to happen in Latin America a few years ago between migration flows and young children? What policies should be generated to protect the development of migrant children? These questions were addressed at the second workshop of the Community of … [Read more...] about Community of Practice: Keys to Understanding the Migration Landscape for Early Childhood
Nurturing care for young children in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and opportunities
The first five years of life are a crucial period when nurturing care establishes strong foundations for lifelong development, learning, and health. In a new study, we show that millions of children in the world, and in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) specifically, lack access to the most basic nurturing care, demonstrating the urgent need for innovative strategies and … [Read more...] about Nurturing care for young children in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and opportunities