This toolkit was developed as part of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Ghana ECD 0-3 Program. It is intended to prepare frontline workers delivering community health services to equip parents and caregivers to develop responsive caregiving skills and engage in early learning activities with their children. The toolkit includes a training-of-trainers guide, flipcharts, and a parenting sessions manual.
The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Ghana Early Childhood Development (ECD) 0–3 programme (2016-2019) aimed to promote opportunities for early learning and responsive parenting at the community level via frontline health workers to increase caregiver knowledge and practice.
ARNEC keeps its commitment to exploring the nexus between the protection, security, and well-being of young children and the health of the physical environment. The 2020 issue of ARNEC Connections brings you the views and expertise of ECD professionals on the risks young children face in different contexts of environmental degradation and climate change, as well as the call for collective action to address these.
UNICEF propone una línea de 8 juegos diseñados con elementos cotidianos que se pueden encontrar en todos los hogares de Paraguay y que son perfectos para la estimulación de los bebés. Cada uno está recomendado para una edad determinada. Estos son: Bada Bum, Koreko Guá, Chiki Chiki, ConstruCrea, Kili Kili, Libro Bebé, Las Figus y Móvil Bebé.
Seven videos each containing one idea on how to use objects you have at home to create a fun and engaging game with your baby: 1. Baby mobile, 2. Peekaboo, 3. Build-a-band, 4. Shake shake shake, 5. Sort the shapes, 6. Tickle tickle, 7. Imagination builder.
This ‘how to guide’ was written as a reference guide for World Vision staff who want to develop an advocacy plan, and complements the training workshops delivered by the RAPID programme for staff from the Zambia and Uganda World Vision offices during 2010. However, other organisations will likely find it useful for their context.
This guide offers practical tools for country programmes and stakeholders to support advocacy for improving newborn and maternal health and preventing stillbirths. It is especially important in countries with a high burden of newborn and maternal mortality. The document is by no means exhaustive but aims to provide a repository of quick reference and examples to the user. The toolkit shows how to undertake advocacy and communication in various national and local contexts, particularly in support of the global Every Newborn initiative, providing a wide range of options for outreach and advocacy activities tailored to specific audiences. It includes key messages on newborn and maternal health, as well as examples of letters to policymakers, briefs, press releases, social media content and other relevant materials to make the case for improving the quality of care and scaling up newborn and maternal health interventions.
The Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit is intended to ensure stakeholders are able to easily access and use advocacy tools aimed at improving policies and financing for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. The Toolkit is an initiative of the Global Breastfeeding Collective. Led by UNICEF and WHO, the Collective is a partnership of over 20 international organizations with the goal of increasing investment and policy change to support breastfeeding worldwide, which requires advocacy at the global, national, and sub-national levels.
This advocacy toolkit, produced by Plan International in partnership with A World at School and the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative, has been developed for young people, by young people. Packed full of ideas, tools and inspiring stories, the resource helps children and youth to effectively advocate for their right to an education. Though intended for advocates in the education sector, the processes, tools, and stories can be leveraged to further advocacy efforts in other sectors.
This publication describes World Vision’s social accountability approach – Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) – and shares evidence of the impact of this approach after 12 years investment in research and application across 48 countries, including 15 designated as fragile contexts/states.
Results show that well-designed and implemented advocacy programs work. This guide draws from lessons learned and best practices from a multi-year regional nutrition advocacy initiative in Southeast Asia. The effort was focused on improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies specifically,but the results and lessons learned are relevant for a broad range of public health advocacy efforts.
Learn how to use social media as an advocacy tool. The Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series offers training to breastfeeding advocates on how to utilize social media to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Created in the lead-up to World Breastfeeding Week in August 2018, the Webinar Series is intended for program managers, advocates and communicators who understand the need to boost the quantity and quality of content on breastfeeding.
This interactive tool guides users through a M&E planning process for advocacy efforts, producing a customized logic model. The Aspen Institute also has an online companion guide for advocates, with step-by-step guidance for planning.
This guide looks at strategies and features of evaluations that focus on assessing the impact of advocacy campaigns. The key element of the guide is built around five questions for planning advocacy monitoring and evaluation. A number of case studies are also included to demonstrate how these key questions were answered in the field.
UNICEF has an exceptional history of advocating to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights. The Advocacy Toolkit stems from this, systematizing and coordinating both internal and external advocacy expertise, as well developing a few innovative approaches. The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help UNICEF staff and partners in the development and management of their advocacy work.
In 2015, Research for Development (R4D) reviewed 21 national and global campaigns to find out what works. The publication delves into the lessons learned from six case studies to inform the international early childhood development community on how other sectors have approached advocacy, as well as how specific ECD campaigns achieved national impact.
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”. As they point out: “Nurturing care is widely considered to be a core part of successful early childhood interventions”. Also featured on the list is “Early Childhood Matters: Advances in early childhood development” from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, which provides an effective scan of recent thinking in the field, and has a strong focus on nurturing care.
This 20th anniversary edition features 26 articles, from 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 to scale and emerging initiatives in the field, Early Childhood Matters is again guest-edited by international early childhood expert Joan Lombardi.
In putting together the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO commissioned a paper that considered the role of nurturing care in crisis settings. The authors envisage a key role for the Framework: “The most urgent need for children age 0 to 6 in crisis settings “is the political will to recognize the need for young children to receive nurturing care and to implement the science at scale”.”
Published in the Journal of Public Health (February 2019), “The effect of a community-based, integrated and nurturing care intervention on early childhood development in rural China” explores whether attention to nurturing care can promote developmental health and reduce developmental delays. The community-based program was implemented in four counties of China, serving parents and their children aged 3 and under. The intervention included attention to all five components of nurturing care. Findings suggest that attention to nurturing care can lead to a reduction in the prevalence of suspected neurodevelopmental delay in children.