Using a participatory process, the Aarambh (The Beginning) model engages frontline workers to deliver an adapted version of Care for Child Development in Maharashtra. The scaled-up model will engage 167,000 frontline workers and 7000 supervisors to cover a population of Read more

Ahlan Simsim is an early childhood development (ECD) initiative in the Middle East, launched by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Sesame Workshop in 2018. According to David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, it is the world's largest Read more

This free app developed by UNICEF and national partners is designed to lend a helping hand to parents, with easy tips on topics like breast pumps, baby weaning, learning, toys, child protection and much more. Bebbo provides users with information Read more

ARNEC is pleased to share the evidence from the Asia-Pacific region and the insights from experts and partners around the world exploring the deep interlinkages between climate change, environmental degradation and ECD to support the goal of enabling ECD systems Read more

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Kenya Paediatric Association, and the Paediatric Association of Tanzania are working together to identify and equip ECD champions to use their entry points (policy, training, practice) to promote nurturing care for early childhood development. 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 Read more

The WHO South-East Asia Regional Office, in collaboration with UNICEF, organized a 3-day virtual meeting to promote nurturing care for early childhood development. The meeting brought together participants from 11 countries, with participants including government delegates from relevant ministries (health, Read more

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has more than 33,000 members across the country and is one of the largest professional associations of pediatricians in the region. In 2019, the President wrote about the important role pediatricians play in bridging Read more

A total of 22 parliamentarians in Zambia, selected from the Committees on Health, Community Development & Social Services; and Education, Science & Technology, participated in a virtual advocacy meeting supported by WHO, UNICEF, and partners on 9 December 2020. The Read more

In May-June 2020, Ummeed conducted a needs assessment with their partner community-based organisations across India by phone. It was to understand how parents and caregivers were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it related to their ability to provide Read more

The Bernard van Leer Foundation recommends five practical steps health and social services can take to support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prioritise early years health and nutrition services. Continue to provide Read more

Early learning activity sheets UNICEF South Africa, the Department of Social Development, the Department of Basic Education and the LEGO Foundation have developed and distributed easy to understand early learning activity sheets for parents and caregivers of children birth to Read more

Reach Up and Learn is a home visiting program which supports caregivers of children 0-3 years old in 18 countries. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) adapted this model to train refugee and host Read more

The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) is hosting three webinars looking at the Countdown 2030 Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development and how they are linked to the Nurturing Care Framework. Read more

Writing for South Africa’s Independent Online, Lesley Bamford (National Department of Health) and Wiedaad Slemming (WITS; SACSOWACH) explain how the National Department of Health is adopting a comprehensive approach to providing integrated services that promote survival as well as nurturing Read more

On October 28, 2019, Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Global Child Thrive Act in the U.S. Senate. The Act will direct the U.S. administration to advance Read more

On September 3 and 4, the Sistema Nacional de Protección de Derechos de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes (SIPINNA, National System for the Protection of the Rights of Children and Adolescents) convened an international forum in Mexico City called Construyendo la Read more

One year after the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, the ECD Action Network and the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health are thrilled to share Read more

This brief, published by the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics Foundation (EGPAF) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, explains the strategies, lessons learned, and way forward for enhancing existing health services in Tanzania's Tabora region, to ensure nurturing care for children affected Read more

This brief, published by the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics Foundation (EGPAF) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, describes how health services are used as entry points to ensure nurturing care for children affected by HIV. You can download the brief here. Read more