ECDAN webinars
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 → Read more

Nurturing care for South Africa’s children
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

‘Global Child Thrive Act’ introduced in U.S. Senate
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

International Early Childhood Development Policy Forum in Mexico: Construyendo la
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

Dissemination and uptake of the Nurturing Care Framework since May
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

Integrated ECD interventions in HIV programs – The Tanzania experience
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

Integrating ECD in HIV programs in Tanzania and Zambia
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

Operationalizing nurturing care for early childhood development: The health sector
This guidance note was prepared by staff from WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, the ECD Action Network and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. It specifically targets the health sector and aims to catalyse country-level dialogue and Read more

Taking the Nurturing Care Framework forward in Mozambique
In October 2018 a delegation from Mozambique participated in a multi-country stakeholders' consultation to operationalize the Nurturing Care Framework within the health sector (more details on the meeting here). In March 2019 the Ministry of Social Affairs, in collaboration with Read more

Lebanon’s ECD strategy to be aligned with Nurturing Care
An inter-ministerial meeting was held to discuss the finalization of the early childhood development (ECD) strategy. Presentations on the Nurturing Care Framework were made. The ministries represented included: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Affairs Read more

Iran – National ECD model informed by NCF
The Ministry of Health is using the Nurturing Care Framework to develop the country's early childhood development model, which will be piloted in the second half of 2019. The Framework guides the country in integrating multi-sectoral efforts in the national Read more

Taking the Nurturing Care Framework forward in Malawi
In October 2018 a multi-country stakeholders' consultation took place in Nairobi, Kenya to operationalize the Nurturing Care Framework within the health sector (more). Following this meeting, in October 2018, the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare hosted a Read more

2018 G20 Declaration
At the 2018 G20 Leaders' Summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  the G20 leaders signed a declaration signaling prioritization for the early childhood development agenda. At the Partners' Programme meeting, Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada promoted Argentina's National Plan on Read more

Community-based, integrated nurturing care in rural China
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. Read more

Ghana organizes national meeting to discuss implementation of Nurturing Care
In January 2019 the Ghana Health Service organized a national stakeholders' meeting to discuss implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework. The meeting took place in Accra, with participants including: • Dr. Emmanuel Odame, Director of Policy Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Read more

How can the early childhood workforce foster nurturing care?
The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative is a global, multi-sectoral effort to produce new knowledge and equip decision-makers with tools and resources to support the development of a quality early childhood workforce at scale. Writing for the project's website, Kavita Hatipoglu Read more

2018 monitoring report: EWEC global health strategy
The 2018 monitoring report for the Every Woman Every Child global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health provides updates on progress towards the Survive, Thrive, and Transform goals, which were set out in the 2016-2030 global strategy. The report Read more

Dubai Declaration on ECD at the World Government Summit
The “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” identifies the elements and approaches for a holistic package of services for young children and their caregivers, ranging from stimulation and play to nutrition to parental livelihoods. The declaration also calls for these Read more

Promoting nurturing care for our youngest children
Joan Lombardi, Director of Early Opportunities, and Shannon Rudisill, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, have written an article on nurturing care for Grant Makers in Health. They write: "Promoting nurturing care is now becoming a global movement. Read more

Step by step for nurturing care
A new webinar co-hosted by the International Step by Step Association and the Bernard van Leer Foundation seeks to orient stakeholders on the Nurturing Care Framework. The moderator is Joan Lombardi and speakers are Bernadette Daelmans, Ilgi Ertem, Alexsandra Jovic and Read more

December 2019 »


• Updates from the coordinating team
• Knowledge survey
• Share an event
• Global highlights
• Resources

September 2019 »


• Updates from the coordinating team
• Global highlights
• Resources
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Nurturing care components: A closer look
• Monitoring progress
• Updated country profiles for early childhood development
• The way forward