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?
Early Childhood Education
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
It is no surprise: sending girls to school increases their chances to get employed. However, almost one out of two women in Latin America and the Caribbean is currently out of the labor market, and the participation gap between men and women is over 30 percentage points, one of the largest in the world (WDI, 2012). If girls are now accessing schools in most of Latin America and … [Lee más...] about Cashing in on education
by María Caridad Araujo Lead Specialist, Social Protection and Health Division Most of you already know it: early childhood programs make for a smart investment. In fact, it is estimated that every dollar invested in early childhood development services, meaning in children who are up to 3 years old, provides a return on investment of 4 to 9 dollars. Now, return of … [Lee más...] about Let’s talk about effective policies in early childhood development
Written by Aimee Verdisco On May 15th the world celebrates families. And how not to if they provide security and stability. To cite one of my daughter’s favorite books, Big Words for Little People: “Family is where we all belong. Keeping us safe, making us strong.” And research agrees. When asked in surveys around the world what makes people happy, family and meaningful … [Lee más...] about When it comes to families: Carpe Diem