Multisectoral national policies for early childhood development have been developed since 1979, yet until now the number of countries adopting them has not been systematically documented. This is a descriptive study conducted to assess historical trends in policy adoption, regional coverage, income levels, governance categories, and crisis countries. Read More →

While there has been increasing attention in global public health towards designing and delivering programs, services, and policies to promote nurturing care, measurement has focused more on the components of health and nutrition, with less attention to early learning, responsive caregiving, and safety and security. This study provides a comprehensive review of the current state of measurement of nurturing care.Read More →

This publication summarizes results of an international survey conducted by ECDAN in December 2021 to identify pressing research priorities, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries. The survey identified components of nurturing care (i.e., health, nutrition, child protection, opportunities for learning, and responsive caregiving) that should be prioritized in the next 12 months. Read More →

The research round up describes the nature and scope of 411 peer-reviewed, publicly available scientific research studies published during January 2020 and October 2021 (an average of 30 articles per month) related to early childhood development (ECD). The authors summarize who the studies have been conducted with; where the studies have been conducted; how they have been conducted in terms of research design; and priority research topics addressed so far. Nearly 85% of the included COVID-19 studies address themes of maternal and child health or nutrition. In contrast, 9% of the studies focus on themes of early learning or responsive caregiving. Lastly, 7% of the COVID-19 studies focus primarily on children’s safety and security. Read More →

ACCESS Nurturing care recorded presentations in English In preparation for the virtual South-East Asia regional multisectoral meeting (April 2021), the World Health Organization, UNICEF and partners prepared six recorded presentations in English. The recorded presentations address the rationale for investing in nurturing care for early childhood development, provide an overviewRead More →

UNICEF’s Community-Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling Package is used globally for infant and young child feeding counseling. This study aimed to: 1) identify and map existing nurturing care content; 2) identify gaps related to nurturing care or feeding elements; 3) identify country level nurturing care adaptations; and 4) identify best practices and lessons learned from country adaptations that can be recommended for inclusion.Read More →

Are you organizing a multistakeholder multisectoral workshop? Do you wish to sensitize stakeholders on nurturing care for early childhood development and define priority actions? Developing an agenda that balances presentations with time to discuss, learn, and make decisions together is key. Here you will find examples of agendas from workshopsRead More →

WATCH VIDEO Caring for the caregiver This 5-minute recorded presentation provides a brief description of the Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) module. CFC aims to build front-line workers’ skills in strengths-based counselling to increase caregivers’ confidence and help them develop stress management, self-care and conflict-resolution skills to support their emotionalRead More →

En este marco se define el concepto de cuidado cariñoso y sensible y se presentan los 5 componentes esenciales para construir las bases hacia una trayectoria de salud y bienestar. Además, se proponen las cinco acciones estratégicas siguientes: 1) liderar e invertir, 2) centrarse en las familias y las comunidades, 3) fortalecer los servicios, 4) hacer seguimiento de los avances y 5) usar los datos e innovar. Read More →

El paquete Cuidado para el Desarollo Infantil (CDI) incorpora:
– Recomendaciones para proveedores de servicios de salud, personal de educación y aprendizaje para la primera infancia, así como proveedores de servicios comunitarios.
– Orientaciones que fortalecen las capacidades de las familias para la crianza de sus hijos en un entorno cariñoso, sensible y enriquecedor, lo mismo que soluciones a problemas comunes relacionados con el cuidado de niños pequeños.Read More →

This 2021 collection of “Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development” has been developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored.Read More →

These “Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development” are developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored.Read More →

These “Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development” are developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored.Read More →

These “Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development” are developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored.Read More →