The Notebook

An International Resource on Early Childhood

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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Coordinator's Notebook - CN30No 30: Investment, Costing and  Financing
AThe ECCD field has neglected the critically important topic of early childhood investment, finance, and costs. This issue of the Coordinators’ Notebook, prepared by the Consultative Group’s Working Group for Early Childhood Investment, Financing, and Costing, begins to address this gap in ECCD studies. We hope this issue will spark an international dialogue about how to expand investment in early childhood services and improve ECCD costing and financial planning.


Coordinator's Notebook - CN29No 29: A Global Call to Action
Recently, there have been publications of many reports and research findings which demonstrate robust linkages between early childhood programmes and improving the well-being and development of a child (e.g., The Lancet, Strong Foundations—Global Monitoring Report 2007, The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, etc…). This document emphasizes the urgent need for investment in such programmes. These investments will ensure for improved health, nutrition, education, as well as acknowledgement of child rights and equality, especially among the most disadvantaged children. The paper advocates for cost-effective early childhood programmes to be placed as a priority for global development.

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