On November 9, the 2017 ALAS-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Early Childhood Development Awards were distributed in the four categories of best early childhood educator, best early childhood center, best children’s book, and best innovation in early childhood education. The work of each of the finalists resonated deeply with me. Lessons about hope and common humanity … [Lee más...] about What can we gain from Early Childhood Education?
When Jeison Aristizábal was born, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors told his parents that there was little hope for him and that at best he would become a shoe shiner. Today, more than 33 years later Jeison leads a foundation that helps children with disabilities. He is a clear example of how stimulation and support in early childhood can help the brain develop … [Lee más...] about ALAS-IDB Award Winners Announced at the IDB Headquarters
The ALAS-IDB awards represent the emblematic commitment of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation to promote the development of early childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Lee más...] about 12 transformative initiatives for early childhood
Written by Elena Dreser* I was born on a cold morning in Patagonia, Argentina, and raised alongside the poplars, willows, water canals and massive gusts of wind. I learned to observe nature and decipher its messages. When I was older, I moved to the tropics. For many years now, I have lived in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and … [Lee más...] about “Being an author is full of wonderful moments”
Most of us can probably recall that special early childhood book that we insisted our parents, grandparents and caregivers read to us over and over again. That special book that made us fall in love with reading. For me it was Elsa Beskow’s enchanting The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman. … [Lee más...] about What was the first book that made you fall in love with reading?