In July 2018, the Early Childhood Development Network of Kenya organized the 2nd National Early Childhood Development (ECD) Stakeholders’ Conference.

Participants included county government representatives, national government representatives from the ministries of education, health, and social protection; UN agencies; private sector representatives, donors and academics.

The purpose of the event was to raise the profile of ECD agenda in Kenya and call upon the political leadership and other stakeholders to prioritize ECD for sustainable development. There was agreement to adopt a multisectoral approach through households, community, ECD centres, and health facilities, and to support implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework.

Revisions to the IECD Policy are planned to ensure alignment with the Nurturing Care Framework.