Research priorities for early childhood development in the context of COVID-19: Results of an international survey
This publication summarizes results of an international survey conducted by ECDAN in December 2021 to identify pressing research priorities, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries. The survey identified components of nurturing care (i.e., health, nutrition, child protection, opportunities for learning, and responsive caregiving) that should be prioritized in the next 12 months.
Five priority research themes emerged from the analysis:
1) early childhood education and childcare during the pandemic;
2) parent-child interactions and responsive caregiving;
3) identification and support for mental health during the pandemic;
4) social protection, livelihoods, family income security and social safety nets; and
5) support for children with disabilities.

Related links:
ECDAN/Saving Brains research round up, December 2021
Organization: Early Childhood Development Action Network; Saving Brains
Year: 2022
Language: English
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