CG Partners

Working on several levels to keep young children on the agenda of policy-makers, funders and program developers, CG Partners include a broad based network of organisations and experts, all of  whom share a commitment to promoting programming and policy advocacy that addresses children’s rights and needs within the context of the family and/or community.

In addition to Partners, we have extensive links to key organisations working in the area of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Emergencies and HIV/AIDS. We have obtained observer status at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and are members of the World Forum on Early ChildhoodCoalition for Children Affected by AIDSGlobal Campaign for Education/the Canadian Global Campaign for Education, the Inter-agency Network on Education in Emergencies(INEE), Mother Tongue Based–MultiLingual Education Network (MTB-MLE),  Agency Learning Network on the Care and Protection of Children and the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN).  We are also members of the international advisory committee of the Science of ECD.

Our Working Groups including HIV/AIDS and Emergencies are made up of both CG Partners and other key actors working in ECD and other fields/sectors.

We have also received support from the UBS Optimus Foundation to support research into the effectiveness of ECCD interventions and systemic reforms to promote optimal child development within the context of family and community, including how ECCD interventions address social healing and change in emergency and post emergency settings (Haiti) and attention to early transitions in children’s lives.

Looking ahead the CG plans to broaden and diversify the range of members – with a specific emphasis on

  • Expanding regional representation
  • Establishing more links with health, the business community and the private sector.

The Current List of Partners includes:

  • Aga Kahn Foundation
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
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  • CARE
  • Child Fund International
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Open Society Foundations
  • PLAN International
  • The RISE Institute, USA
  • Save the Children USA
  • World Health Organization
  • The World Bank
  • World Forum Foundation
  • Anne Cocuk Eoitim Vakfi (ACEV)
  • Arab Resource Collective
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood(ARNEC)
  • Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
  • CariChild, Jamaica
  • The International Centre for Education and Human Development (CINDE)
  • International Step by Step Association
  • Child and Family Research Centre, Institute of Early Childhood, Australia
  • Caribbean Child Dev't Centre, University of West Indies
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  • Macquarie University
  • National Centre for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • School of Early Childhood Education Ryerson University - Ryerson International
  • University of Victoria Early Childhood Virtual University
  • IPA
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  • World Organization for Early Childhood Education


CG Emeritus / Experts

  • Robert Myers, Founder of the CG
  • Judith Evans, Ex-Director, CG
  • Cassie Landers, Ex-Director, CG
  • Janet Brown, Ex- Coordinator of Caribbean Child Development Center, University of the West Indies
  • Marta Arango, Director, CINDE, Colombia
  • Sheldon Shaeffer, Ex-Chair, CG Board; UNESCO, Ex-Director, UNESCO Asian/Pacific Reg. Bureau for Edn; UNICEF Reg. Edn Advisor, EAPRO, Bangkok and Chief of  Education Unit, New York
  • Eveline Pressoir, Ex- Regional Education Advisor, West Africa Office, UNICEF
  • Mary Young, International Consultant, Global Health and Child Development; Senior Advisor Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
  • Joan Lombardi
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