Government authorities, scholars, civil society organizations, businesses, project implementers, and innovators. All these stakeholders play a key role difficult to replace. Now let’s imagine that all these diverse individuals from different backgrounds and expertise are having the same conversation: Promoting the development of children from 0 to 5 years of age in Latin … [Read more...] about Community of Practice: What happens when experts committed to Early Childhood Development come together?
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of parenting programs through home visits and group meetings in many low- and middle-income countries. The detrimental impact from the lack of these services for children’s development and parents’ well-being was highlighted early in the pandemic and several innovations were developed to find ways to continue … [Read more...] about Remote Delivery of Parenting Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This post originally appeared on UNICEF Connect’s Evidence for Action blog on 22 July 2021 A few weeks ago, after his last day at kindergarten, my son wanted to show me his portfolio. Marveling at the delightful collection of drawings, crafts, photos and teacher notes, I couldn’t believe how lucky we are that he got to experience a full year of kindergarten, in spite of … [Read more...] about Why we can’t afford to let early childhood education fall through the COVID-19 cracks
“Good afternoon: (…) greetings from the Trinidad Association of Community Homes. Personally, I have really enjoyed these spaces, they have allowed me to get away a little from the concerns of the situation (COVID-19), additionally enrich my practice, allowing me to grow and reaffirm many of my ideas about early childhood”. Beatriz, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda, … [Read more...] about 3 emerging lessons on Early Care and Education Systems from the COVID-19 pandemic
Two weeks ago, we shared part I of this two-part series and described the findings of our study. We looked back at three overarching findings from the first year of the RAPID-EC national survey, which includes 10,707 families across all 50 states of the United States. The three findings focused on material hardships, racial inequalities, and households with children with … [Read more...] about A Year in the Life of an American Family during the Pandemic (part II)