“If we change the beginning of the story,
we change the whole story.”
 — The beginning of life

Celebrating 5 years since the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework!

This Progress Report looks back on the last five years since the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework. It documents achievements and presents areas for future action. Annotated with stories of change, the Report provides a snapshot of progress in relation to each of the five strategic actions of the Framework and shows the breadth of activities that have been undertaken. More.

New Thematic Brief

What is "responsive feeding"? What does it have to do with nurturing care? How can we support caregivers to responsively feed their children? These are some of the questions addressed in our new thematic brief: Nurturing Children Through Responsive Feeding.
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Resource Compendium

This collection of interventions and tools compiles resources for strengthening and supporting families in humanitarian settings. Resources range from programming interventions and campaigns to evaluation tools and evidence reviews and covers multiple sectors including child protection, gender-based violence, mental health and psychosocial support, education, and nutrition. More.

Promoting Nurturing Care in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, has launched a major program aimed at providing intensive support to 330,000 vulnerable families and children and access to comprehensive ECD services for all children by 2025. "The Future Hope of Addis" program is designed to deliver parental coaching and house visits in order to improve the provision of nurturing care, child health, and nutrition, as well as reduce the stunting rate within the city.  Download program.

USAID Implementation Guidance

This implementation guidance aims to support USAID missions and operating units in understanding how they can operationalize the Global Child Thrive Act.  More.

Ahlan Simsim - Research Findings

Ahlan Simsim is an initiative of the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop to support the development of children living in crisis across the Middle East. Three studies by the Global TIES for children explore how remote learning, mass media, and phone-based support to caregivers impacts children's development, caregiver skills and caregiver well-being. The studies are available in English and Arabic.  More.

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4 October 2023
National Tracking Systems of Chile and Columbia
A look at the child tracking systems of Colombia and Chile: how they were developed, how they are related to ECD monitoring and evaluation, and how they are used for continuous planning and improvement of ECD.
18 October 2023
Programming in Action: Nurturing Care Integrated into National Health Systems
This webinar, the 2nd in a series of 3, will present examples of age-appropriate interventions where nurturing care approaches have been successfully integrated into health responses and systems.
28 November to 1 December 2023
5th International Developmental Pediatrics Association Congress 2023
The theme of this meeting, co-hosted by IDPA and Pediatric Neurology and Development Association of South Africa, is "Our Children Our Future: From Vulnerability to Resilience."
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date TBA. First quarter of 2024.
Postponed: ARNEC Regional ECD Conference
This conference has been postponed until the first quarter of 2024. Join ARNEC to discuss how ECD is an important building block to building overall resilience and reinforcing SDG targets, especially those for young children under Target 4.2.
11 to 12 March 2024
East African Conference on Early Childhood
The Africa Early Childhood Network and partners are hosting this conference in Dar es Salaam next year. We'll provide further information as soon as it becomes available.
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

Ahlan Simsim supports 1,000,000+ children

Ahlan Simsim is the world’s largest early childhood development program in a humanitarian setting. It has now reached more than one million children with direct services across Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. More.

Bebbo app

This free app developed by UNICEF and national partners is designed to lend a helping hand to parents, with easy tips on topics like breast pumps, baby weaning, learning, toys, child protection and much more. The app is available in 14 languages and can be used both online and offline. You can download it for free for both Android and iOS. Find out more here.

Children in Humanitarian Settings

Nurturing care can mitigate risks for young children in humanitarian settings and support them to have a healthy development. But, in humanitarian settings, our youngest children are being left behind. Moving Minds Alliance provides you with the facts and solutions to turn this situation around in a series of thematic briefs:
1) How the youngest children are left behind in humanitarian response
2) The developing brain in crisis contexts
3) Nourish the body, nourish the bond: early care and nutrition in emergencies
4) How early childhood development in emergencies promotes gender equality.