UNESCO – Southeast Asian Guidelines for Early Childhood Teacher Development and Management

Southeast Asian countries have made important progress in the field of early childhood care and education (ECCE). However, equitable access to ECCE programmes remains a major challenge for all countries, while the quality of ECCE provision has been subject to increasing scrutiny. Teachers’ qualifications, competence, commitment and motivation to deliver quality education are central in[...]

UNESCO – Holistic Early Childhood Development Index (HECDI) Framework A technical guide

Early childhood is a period of tremendous growth. Extending from conception to the age of 8, early childhood experiences carve out pathways towards health and well-being that persist throughout life. Supporting early childhood development, especially for the most vulnerable children, requires coordinated action to ensure health care, adequate nutrition, quality education, support for parents and[...]

UNESCO – Inclusion from the Start. Guidelines on inclusive early childhood care and education for Roma children

Like other children, Roma children have a right to education. That right is inviolable. It is frmly inscribed in international conventions, human rights treaties and ministers’ recommendations, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education (1960) and the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers recommendation[...]

UNESCO – A Review of the Literature: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Personnel in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The past 15 years have witnessed worldwide recognition of the importance of investing in the early years of children’s lives, with rapid expansion of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services around the world (UNESCO, 2015). However, progress in preprimary coverage has not been experienced equally across regions and within countries, and delivering quality ECCE[...]

UNESCO – A Review of International and National Surveys relevant to Early Childhood Care and Education Provision and the Teaching Workforce

This literature review of national and international surveys of early childhood care and education (ECCE) provision and the teaching workforce was commissioned by UNESCO to inform the development of survey instrument and methodology for the Survey of Teachers in Pre-Primary Education (STEPP) project (May 2015–December 2017). The key tasks set by UNESCO were to: 1.[...]

UNESCO – Investing against Evidence. The Global State of Early Childhood Care and Education

This book is part of UNESCO’s Education on the Move series which was created to provide policy-makers, educators and other stakeholders with state-ofthe-art analyses of topical issues. Early childhood care and education (ECCE) is one of these contemporary issues requiring close attention given its critical role in laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development,[...]

ICHD – Country Case Studies on Promising EFA Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region

This case study on promising practices in Education for All (EFA) in Bangladesh was commissioned by UNESCO Bangkok with support from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) as one of five country case studies from the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific region is full of successful and innovative initiatives that have helped governments accelerate EFA progress at the[...]

ICHD – Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable: Pre-Primary Education in Bangladesh

One of the most unique examples of real‐time monitoring supported by UNICEF is found in Bangladesh in the pre‐primary education (PPE) programme operated by BRAC. Randomisation techniques are used for school selection by monitors as well as for intra‐classroom sampling to test learning outcomes. Monitoring is a multi‐level decentralised learning process that allows staff members[...]

ICHD – Transition from Home to ECCE Program, from ECCE Program/Home to Primary School

There is strong global evidence that early childhood development provides a solid foundation for good health, growth, and success in education. Programs focusing on early learning promote awareness of child development and lead to higher enrolments and less repetition, especially among the children from poor families. Transition from home to early child development center and[...]

Looking Forward Study Report

The CGECCD Looking Forward Study Report was undertaken from the start with a broad scope to explore the need, demand for, and potential roles and impacts of global civil society ECD organizations.   Appendix B-1_Global ECD Organizations survey questions Appendix B-2_Organizaciones globales survey questions Appendix B-3 Survey_Questions 1-8_Engagement with young children Appendix B-3 Survey_Questions_9-12_Can global[...]

BvLF – Responsive parenting: a strategy to prevent violence

This edition of Early Childhood Matters addresses the theme of responsive parenting, and in particular the potential for responsive parenting programmes to reduce the incidence of violence against young children. Articles examine the state of research, experiences in adapting parenting programmes to new cultural contexts, and the experiences of particular projects, with contributions from Jordan, Jamaica, Canada,[...]

BvLF – Small Children, Big Cities

With the world rapidly urbanising, more and more childhoods are being lived in big cities. This edition of Early Childhood Matters brings together articles from India to the Netherlands and the United States, exploring issues ranging from playground design to the effects of noise and crowding, “public parenting” as the middle classes reclaim urban spaces, and ways[...]

BvLF – A Good Start: Advances In Early Childhood Development

A special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s first grant in early childhood, this edition of Early Childhood Matters surveys the state of the early childhood field, reflecting on what we know and what are the priorities for the future. Guest-edited by Joan Lombardi, it includes contributions from experts on a[...]

ARNEC – East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS) Final report and Country briefs (Timor Leste, Cambodia, Mongolia, China, Vanuatu, PNG)

A joint initiative with the University of Hong Kong, ARNEC, UNICEF and the Open Society Foundations the development of the East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS) equips stakeholders across East Asia and the Pacific with a common measurement tool to assess the holistic development of children ranging in age from three to five years.[...]

ARNEC Calendar 2016

ARNEC’s calendar 2016 features images taken by selected researchers from the Noteworthy ECD Practices documentation. In keeping with its mission to expand the knowledge base on innovative practice in early childhood in the Asia-Pacific region, ARNEC has established an annual initiative to document noteworthy practices in Early Childhood Development. This initiative highlights noteworthy ECD practices[...]

ARNEC Connections – Working Together for Early Childhood

ARNEC covers a large geographical area, totaling 47 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This publication is one of the many ways that our network has sought to share interesting and new knowledge for cross-country learning. Within the pages of ARNEC Connections, you will find in-depth research summaries, field experiences and unique initiatives from the region.[...]

ACEV – Is early childhood relevant to peacebuilding?

This briefing describes very briefly some of the background supporting the connection between early childhood and peace, and then presents the results of a poll of experts regarding various aspects of the relationship. It concludes by suggesting that future studies will profit by considering early childhood development and peace building together rather than separately. Type:  [...]

ACEV – Mothers’ experiences with a mother-child education program in five countries

Although previous quantitative studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the mother–child education programme (MOCEP) that originated in Turkey in 1993, the study reported here uses a qualitative approach to gain an in-depth understanding of mothers' views of the outcomes of the programme. The study was conducted with 100 mothers from five different countries (Turkey, Belgium,[...]

ACEV – HER ÇOCUĞA EŞİT FIRSAT: Türkiye’de Erken Çocukluk Eğitiminin Durumu ve Öneriler (in Turkish)

This high level policy document represents a new call for action to put early childhood on Turkish national agenda, to invest adequate resources in the provision of needed services for young children by drawing attention to impact results of ECE programs, to shift the focus and emphasis to quality ECE systems and to establish proper[...]

CINDE – Twenty years on: A report of the PROMESA programme in Colombia

The PROMESA project aimed to influence the physical and emotional health as well as the intellectual development of the children living on the Pacific coast of Chocó since 1977 to 1997. This report includes the analysis of longitudinal study of the program and describes the development of PROMESA and the way in which it has[...]

BSc in Youth Development Work

Organizer:   UWI Open Campus Target audience:   Community Workers, Parents, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Teachers Time needed for completion:   1170 hours The BSc in Youth Development Work is the first degree programme of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It was designed by the Undergraduate Programmes Department and the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) of the UWI[...]