This case study describes how the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) worked with national and local stakeholders in the Syrian public health system, and in particular the Child Wellbeing programme.
This course helps you to design sustainable and culturally relevant parenting programmes that are responsive to the issues or problems in children’s development and well-being in your context. By taking this course, you will be able to prioritise issues in children’s development and define the changes you want to see in parents, make decisions about how to deliver a programme, and start to develop strategies and content for your parenting programme.
This course is a resource for parents or those who work with parents of young children to support them to provide brain-building experiences and nurturing care. You’ll gain an understanding of who the caregivers of young children are in your context. It will help you to better understand how the life experiences, environment, relationships, and beliefs of parents shape the kind of opportunities, care, and support a parent is able to provide his or her child. Knowing this will help the parent and those who work with parents to support them to overcome challenges.
Known also as the ECD policymakers’ workshop, this course is intended to help policymakers understand the scientific and economic rationale for investing in early childhood development, what children need to reach their full developmental potential (nurturing care), and how to develop policies for young children and families.
The Long Reach of Early Childhood (video – 9:47) features compelling voices from across the globe sharing messages about the imperative to invest in early childhood as a primary vehicle to health and equity. The video is part of a suite of online and offline educational materials in the Science of Early Childhood Development (SECD) collection.
These 10 video activities were designed to promote the importance of play and interaction between parents and their children of ECD age [0-8] using simple materials available at home. These videos also provide tips on how parents can engage with different age groups of children, and how these activities can be scaled according to child age. Parents can practice these activities with their children during their time together at home.
PATH has put together two short films – a 14-minute version and a 4-minute version – to help policymakers, donors, and governmental and non-governmental partners understand how early childhood development and nurturing care can be integrated into health service delivery. They were produced with input from UNICEF and the Aga Khan Foundation.