It is very common for technology and digitization to dominate conversations and debates about innovation. However, innovation has other faces: those of the people who are at the center of the projects, the generation of knowledge and shared learning. We have experienced this thanks to a wonderful alliance that was created 4 years ago with this innovation approach to promote … [Read more...] about The Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund: innovating, generating knowledge and creating learning communities
We have a pending task to ensure a good start for all children in Latin America and the Caribbean: achieving high-quality child development services on a large scale. We can address this challenge through the generation of knowledge, innovating in the design of effective programs, measuring and monitoring child development, articulating the work across the different sectors … [Read more...] about New Hub on Early Childhood Development: Innovation, research and measurement for children in Latin America and the Caribbean
We need to support our teachers, now more than ever! The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of most schools in Latin America and the Caribbean, meant that from one moment to another, teachers had to adapt the educational content and their instructional methods and switch to a remote teaching mode for which they weren't prepared. Ministries of Education across the … [Read more...] about Helping our Teachers: Now More Needed Than Ever!
The lockdown for such a long period of time has already begun to negatively impact our region’s children. A survey by the Colombian Institute of Neurosciences found that in Colombia, 88% of children have signs that indicate that their mental health and behavior have been negatively affected by the lockdown, and 42% show signs related to the development of academic skills . … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about the reopening of preschools and learning for young children
The social isolation caused by school closures due to COVID-19 could have devastating consequences for children and adolescents and puts their mental health and their socio-emotional and cognitive development at risk. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having socio-emotional skills such as adaptability, empathy and stress management, which are key for facing the … [Read more...] about Learning for life: Socio-emotional skills to face the new normal