children, parents, teachers and influencers will be reached with Early Childhood Development programs.
countries will be the focus to facilitate ministry collaboration to enable Early Childhood Development implementation.
tool will be developed to highlight the relevance of Early Childhood Development.
Singing songs. Painting pictures. Building with colourful bricks. Evidence shows that the activities that sound like pure fun are the building blocks of lifelong learning. Children who experience love, proper nutrition and protection in a stimulating environment during early childhood become resilient, learn effectively and can help build strong, safe communities and economies when they reach adulthood.
Children’s brains are developing rapidly at a very young age and if they are in a positive and stimulating environment during this sensitive time, their ability to succeed and achieve later in life increases significantly.
UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development Pia Britto
Early Childhood Development is one of the most impactful ways to give children the best start in life. However, many children still don’t receive this support in their early years.
In Phase 1 of the Global Program with UNICEF (2014-2017), we reached over 100,000 children in poor communities with Early Childhood Development programs, and influenced governments to place Early Childhood Development on their national agendas.
Building on the success of the first phase, we now move the Global Program into the second phase with the aim to improve the lives of young children, their families and communities.
The program will focus on Mali, East Timor, Vietnam and Egypt, where many children lack the early stimulation and care needed to succeed later in life.
UNICEF will work holistically with parents, caregivers, teachers, governments, politicians and influencers to increase awareness and enable change to happen. A tool will also be developed, to measure the wider impact Early Childhood Development services has on conflict and post-conflict societies.
Here you can download the report from phase 1 of this project, taking place 2014-2016.