How do we know if childcare centers, preschools and home visits are effectively preparing children for school? How do we know if these services actually promote child development in young children? The question of how to measure access to quality services has been present in academia and policy for decades. So, where do we stand today and how should we move forward? In … [Read more...] about 5 Steps Toward Generating Policy-oriented Data on Access to Quality Early Childhood Services
Breastmilk is a living substance. Its nutritional composition changes when a baby is hungry, it thins out when they get thirsty, and it boosts their defenses when they’re feeling sick. Unique in its ability to adapt to babies’ needs as they grow, breastmilk has bioactive components that protect them in ways that formula cannot. Breastfeeding benefits both mother and baby and … [Read more...] about A team effort: making breastfeeding possible
From the moment of birth, a mother's milk is the best possible food for babies. Breastfeeding is a vital way to ensure babies’ survival, health, and optimal development, providing them with the nutrients they need to grow. It’s not just food that is shared—breastfeeding also fosters a unique bond between mother and child that transcends the physical and strengthens the … [Read more...] about Tips and tricks for expressing and storing breastmilk
What topics are critical for children? How to build bridges between scientific knowledge and public policies for early childhood? What lessons have we learned and what challenges lie ahead? These questions were addressed during the third workshop of the Community of Practice in Early Childhood Development (ECD), which focused on childhood policies in Brazil and on finding … [Read more...] about Community of Practice in Brazil: Prevention of Violence and Integration of Evidence into Early Childhood Policies
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?