Welcome to the Hubs of Knowledges, Learning and Interactive Communication!

The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CG) A global inter-agency consortium composed of international and national organizations, regional networks, NGOs, academic institutions among others. By effectively connecting the resources of its partners and making available the hubs of knowledges, learning and interactive communication to committed development agencies, policy makers and practitioners at[…]

The Importance of Early Childhood Development to Education

Prepared for the Global Meeting of the Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Dakar, March 18-19, 2013 Current and future global development goals, including education goals, will only be met with attention to the overall development of young children (0-8 years). This must be within the context of a human development and[…]

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is an essential component of the new global development framework. Without the best start in life for all children, there is no foundation for sustainable societies. Young children have the right beyond survival to thrive and contribute to sustainable communities and the workforce.

Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change

Save the Date for ISSA’s 2016 Conference

ISSA’s 2016 Conference will unite all aspects of the early childhood workforce to explore the impact of shiftingdemographics, migration, rising inequality and technological advancements on social cohesion, family stability and governments’ abilities to provide quality public services to those who need them most.

Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change will investigate ways to respond to these changes while safeguarding the rights of our youngest citizens and fulfilling their needs.

Global Early Childhood Organizations

What can they achieve in the 21st century?

Thanks to everyone who participated in this survey. Your support is greatly appreciated. We are currently analyzing the results and we will be publishing them soon.

There will be global conversations on the results of this survey in early January 2016.

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What is ECCD?

The ECCD field is interdisciplinary in its focus. It includes health, nutrition, education, social science, economics, child protection, and social welfare.

The Big Picture Video

The Big Picture: Young Children & the Global Development Agenda Early Childhood Development (ECD) is an essential component of the new global development framework. Without the best start in life for all children, there is no foundation for sustainable societies. Young children have the right beyond survival to thrive and contribute to sustainable communities and[…]

The Notebook

Published since 1985, the Coordinators’ Notebook provides a synthesis of the most recent information on topics of interest to people concerned about the well-being of young children and their families.

Now published annually, The Coordinators’ Notebook comprises a focussed, issue-based article, identified through feedback from partners and/or emerging gaps and priorities in the field. Each Notebook has a main article with related case studies, which draw upon experiences from around the world as well as news from the CG networks and new resources, upcoming conferences etc.

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Annual Consultations

The CG’s Annual Consultations are a vital meeting point for knowledge generation, advocacy work as well as strengthening partnerships and building new alliances. Where possible, the CG’s Annual Consultation is held in a region to highlight regional experiences, facilitate and promote regional participation, provide opportunities for input from key regional and national EC actors in that region and to work collectively on regional priorities.

Global Summit on Childhood

The Global Summit on Childhood, a program within the Decade for Childhood, provides a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue among the global community about the experience of childhood.

The 2016 Global Summit on Childhood brings together individuals from around the world and across disciplines to explore the role of childhood in ensuring a positive human future during a time of rapid change.