Initial results from an innovative parenting program in Jamaica showed that it benefited children's cognitive development and parents’ attitudes about caring for children. However, evaluations in subsequent years found that these effects had disappeared. In this post, we present an early childhood program that is incorporated into the country’s health system, as well as the … [Read more...] about The Challenge of Integrating Early Childhood Services with Caribbean Health Systems
Evidence-based science has shown the importance of parental programs to promote early child development like the Reach Up program from Jamaica. Even though the studies have demonstrated relevant effect sizes in overall childhood development, we still need to understand how to transfer and scale up those interventions across countries, especially now with the current pandemic, … [Read more...] about Four Steps to Adapt a Child Development Program in Times of COVID-19
The Jamaican Home Visiting intervention strengthens parents’ abilities to use responsive interactions and play to help their children develop well. The intervention has substantial benefits to children’s development and is the first early childhood stimulation program in low and middle-income countries to show long term benefits of play for adult education, income, and … [Read more...] about Playful learning for families: the Jamaican home visiting model going to scale…in Jamaica!
On Tuesday, I wrote about the results of several Jamaican studies that were presented in London last week at the "Promises for Preschoolers: Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Accumulation" conference. Now, I want to tell you about some of the other research that was presented, with a focus on projects related to Latin America. … [Read more...] about Lessons from an international conference
Last week in London, University College London (UCL), 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and EDePo (Evaluation of Development Policy) convened a group of more than a hundred researchers and public policymakers on the topic of child development. The "Promises for Preschoolers: Early Childhood Development and Human … [Read more...] about Jamaica shows results