TheirWorld has looked at the issue of nurturing young children in South Africa through the eyes of an ECD centre owner, a charity worker and an academic. Thuthukile Mhlungu, owner and principal of Inkanyezi ECD centre, says: “For a long time ECD has been lacking political support. So now it’s
October 12, 2018: Lisa Bohmer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Rosella Radanga, Siaya County First Lady (Patron of ECD) in Siaya County, Kenya. The First Lady’s Smart Start Siaya Campaign incorporates nurturing care and will benefit the entire county. You can find out more about the campaign here.
The G20 has acknowledged the approach set out in the Nurturing Care Framework. In October 2018 the Development Working Group launched the “G20 Early Childhood Development Initiative”, which recognizes that: “ECD… is deeply influenced by nurturing care – health, food security and quality nutrition, responsive caregiving, physical and emotional security and
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
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”.
“…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
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