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

Le Guide Pratique pour les Soins Attentifs

Le présent Guide est destiné aux responsables et aux prestataires de services qui dirigent ou fournissent des services de santé et de nutrition au profit des jeunes enfants et des personnes qui s’en occupent, à tous les niveaux. Il explique comment adapter les services de santé et de nutrition en vue de favoriser les soins attentifs et de renforcer les capacités des personnes s’occupant d’enfants. Le présent Guide met l’accent sur les soins répondant aux besoins, les opportunités pour l’apprentissage précoce, la sécurité et la sûreté ainsi que le soutien au bien-être des personnes s’occupant d’enfants.
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Boîte à Outils du Cadre de Soins Attentifs

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Early Childhood Matters : The Well-being Issue

The 2023 issue of the Early Childhood Matters publication from the Van Leer Foundation puts a spotlight on caregiver well-being. The 24 articles in the journal explore why caregiver well-being is important, offer insights from parents today as well as diverse traditions policies and programmes that can inform how we can better support caregiver well-being.
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Collecting Data on Early Childhood Development in Household Surveys

This publication from UNICEF is meant to guide the collection of reliable, internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators, the selection of which was informed by the Nurturing Care Framework. While data on ECD come from different sources, this publication focuses on those that can be produced through household surveys. Detailed information on the selected indicators is provided along with guidance for the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting on these indicators at national and global levels.

New WHO Guideline

The WHO Guideline for complementary feeding of infants and young children 6-23 months of age considers the needs of both breastfed and non-breastfed children. It supersedes earlier guidelines on the same topic. Responsive feeding is one of the recommendations.
Launch event (6 Dec 23).

Global Report on Children with Developmental Disabilities: From the Margins to the Mainstream

The WHO and UNICEF have released a global report on children with developmental disabilities. It provides principles and approaches to intentionally include the needs and aspirations of children and young people with developmental disabilities in policy, programming and public health monitoring. It makes the case for greater accountability and proposes 10 priority actions to accelerate changes towards inclusive environments and responsive multisectoral care systems for children with developmental disabilities.

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16 May 2024
Fathers Matter, Too! Supporting Men’s Engagement in Children’s Care and Development
This webinar will introduce the 'Engaging Men in Nurturing Care' initiative, which is aimed at influencing the policy discourse and practices at home and in services in three cities in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
16 May 2024
Introduction to the Smart Digital Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (Smart dIMCI) Course
In this webinar WHO will introduce the new WHO Academy Platform and the online Smart dIMCI Course for training health workers on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness.
27 to 30 May 2024
2024 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development

Join ARNEC and the ECCE Council of Malaysia 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.
Penang, Malysia
26 June 2024
The Role of Developmental Screening of Young Children in Data Collection Systems
This RISE/UNICEF webinar will unpack the role of developmental screening tools in providing care and services to young children and their families and their importance as a central component of national data collection systems.

Nurturing Care for Faith Leaders

The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), in partnership with the Catholic Relief Service, has developed scripturally-referenced guidelines for ECD advocacy by religious leaders and theologians from different faith communities. More.

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.