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During a physical exercise session, Ms. Moonlight Olives (46), walks with children outside the Kisojo ECD Center in Kyenjojo district in western Uganda. After receiving UNICEF supported training on ECD (Early Childhood Development) (ECD) Caregivers, Ms. Olive helped establish an ECD Centre with help from her community.

Getting every child ready to learn

By Dr Elizabeth Spier (American Institutes for Research), Hirokazu Yoshikawa (New York University) and Paul Oburu (New York University and Maseno University, Kenya). This blog was originally posted on the UNICEF website on 29 May 2018. Quality pre-primary education is critical to a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development, growth, school readiness and future economic […]

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The Early Human Capability Index: facilitating national monitoring of early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries

This blog was written by Dr Sally Brinkman, Head of Child Health Development and Education at Telethon Kids and a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, and Alanna Sincovich, Research Assistant at Telethon Kids. The drive to monitor children’s development has, in recent years, been enhanced by the world’s endorsement of the […]

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Future directions in Disability and Education

Future directions in Disability and Education: Rights, Resources and Research

As political leaders and civil society gather at the Oslo Education and Development Summit, people with disabilities, advocates, and researchers will be watching closely. How will leaders at the Summit take forward promises made at the World Education Forum in Incheon, South Korea in May, notably to focus ‘efforts on the most disadvantaged, especially those […]

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Early Childhood Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

A response to the report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Developed in collaboration with the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development and many of its partners, and introduced by Sheldon Shaeffer. The global early childhood community proposes a Global Goal and Call to Action to reduce by half […]

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