NEWS AND FEATURES

Analysts: Nurturing care delivers “incredible financial return”

The Nurturing Care Framework has the potential to improve the lives of millions of children worldwide and to boost the global economy by trillions of dollars, say two U.S. analysts, writing for the Seattle Times. Peter Laugharn is President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Steve Davis is President and CEO of PATH. The two express strong joint support for the approach: “These interventions are

Essential writings on early childhood development

The Nurturing Care Framework has been included in “The early childhood development reading list”, a “Top 10” list of recent books and reports in the field. Public service network magazine “Apolitical” describes the framework as a “must read” and “(an) evidence-based guide for anyone making policy relating to young children”.

Anniversary edition of Early Childhood Matters

The 20th anniversary edition of “Early Childhood Matters” has just been published. It features 26 articles on subjects as diverse as a parenting programme informed by the Gross National Happiness policy in Bhutan to community health workers’ use of technology to treat maternal depression in Pakistan. Highlighting innovations, the path

CEPPs: The road ahead for ECD is clear

Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) has welcomed the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework and invited partners and supporters to take note. In discussing the Framework they say: “2018 is emerging as a year of convergence, with growing numbers of cross-sector partnerships and linked initiatives. Now with a comprehensive

Asia-Pacific presentation on nurturing care

What would a successful multi-sectoral approach to early childhood development look like? This was the central question posed by the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood Development (ARNEC), at their regional conference in Nepal from 5-7 June 2018. As part of the main program, UNICEF’s Pia Rebello Britto (pictured) delivered

Education specialist recommends nurturing care model

U.K.education specialist Ray Harris recommends the nurturing care model in his blog “Capacity Building for Sustainable Development”. He writes: “The Nurturing Care Framework is designed to mobilise a coalition of parents and caregivers, national governments, civil society groups, academics, the United Nations, the private sector, educational institutions and service providers

World Bank Group welcomes Nurturing Care Framework

“…every $1 invested in (quality early childhood development) can yield between $6 and $17 in returns”, says Annette Dixon, Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank Group, in a media release welcoming the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework. In supporting the framework, the World Bank claims: “Investing

Launch of the Nurturing Care Framework

23 May 2018 — Geneva The World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and​ the Early Childhood Development Action Network, launched the​ Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development during the 71st World Health Assembly, on 23

Scaling up ECD interventions: theory and practice

Almost half of all children under five – an estimated 250 million children worldwide – fail to meet their developmental potential in the first five years of life. There is a growing body of evidence looking at what interventions work or show promise, however there is scant information on how to