In 2020, national school feeding programs delivered school meals to more children than at any time in human history, making this the most extensive social safety net in the world. Indeed, approximately $41-43 billion is spent annually on school feeding, which serves not only to create human capital to secure future national economic growth but also as an important investment in … [Read more...] about The Power of School Feeding in Haiti: How to Build a Healthy Community
Early childhood development and early education
We know that the key to innovation for any of the challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean today is collaboration among diverse actors and the exchange of experiences, and the development and education of the youngest children is no exception. With the firm belief that the exchange of experiences enhances the impact of policies, the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about What Can we Learn in a Community of Practice with Early Childhood Development Experts?
Authors: Angélica Aguilar, Clarita Arboleda, Margarita Cabra, Natalia Iriarte Tovar, Mercedes Mateo, Emma Näslund-Hadley, Oscar Iván Pineda Diaz, Catalina Reyes, Belén Michel Torino & Laura Feliza Velez Medina _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You most likely remember when you … [Read more...] about Socioemotional Preschool Education for Success in School and Life
The teacher enters the classroom, and the bustle turns to silence. Exams are placed on each desk. The teacher walks to the front, points to the clock above the blackboard and says in a firm voice: "You have exactly 90 minutes to finish the test. Get started." We feel the pressure, take a deep breath, and become aware that there is no time to lose. That's the power of the … [Read more...] about The Urgency of Further Boosting Early Childhood Investments