EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES
Investing in early childhood development is good for everyone – governments, businesses, communities, parents and caregivers, and most of all, babies and young children. It is also the right thing to do, helping every child realize the right to survive and thrive. This page contains executive summaries of the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development, which draws on state-of-the-art evidence on how early childhood development unfolds to set out the most effective policies and services that will help parents and caregivers provide nurturing care for babies. It is designed to serve as a roadmap for action, helping mobilise a coalition of parents and caregivers, national governments, civil society groups, academics, the United Nations, the private sector, educational institutions and service providers to ensure that every baby gets the best start in life.

Executive summary in English

This is a four page summary in English of the Nurturing Care Framework document. Nurturing care encompasses young children’s needs for good health, optimal nutrition, security and safety, opportunities for early learning and responsive caregiving. Parents, families and other primary caregivers are the main providers of nurturing care. Policies, programmes and services must therefore be designed to enable them and their communities to meet all the needs of young children.

Résumé en Français

(Quatre pages). Les soins attentifs englobent les besoins des jeunes enfants en matière de santé, de nutrition optimale, de sécurité et de sûreté, d’opportunités pour l’apprentissage précoce et de prestation de soins adaptés.5 Les parents, les familles et les autres soignants principaux sont ceux qui dispensent des soins. Les politiques, les programmes et les services doivent donc être conçus pour leur permettre, ainsi qu’à leurs communautés, de répondre à tous les besoins des jeunes enfants.

Resumen ejecutivo en español

(Cuatro paginas). El cuidado cariñoso y sensible incluye las necesidades de los niños pequeños de buena salud, nutrición óptima, protección y seguridad, oportunidades para el aprendizaje temprano, y atención receptiva.5 Los padres, las familias y otros cuidadores primarios son los principales encargados de proporcionar el cuidado cariñoso y sensible. Por consiguiente, las políticas, los programas y los servicios deben diseñarse para empoderar tanto a ellos como a sus comunidades, y así puedan satisfacer todas las necesidades de los niños pequeños.