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Resources related to the Early Years Fellowship, Engaging Policymakers in Early Childhood Program and other capacity building opportunities
Resources and publications focused on early childhood in fragile situations or with refugee populations
Publications on how to improve quality, equity and cost effectiveness of early childhood education
Resources and publications on how to measure child development outcomes and the quality of early learning settings
Resources and publications on investing in childcare to build human capital and promote women’s economic empowerment and support child development
Resources related to promoting parents and caregivers to support child development
Recent publication and accompanying resources to deliver quality early learning in low- and middle-income countries
Resources to promote reading at home, increase parent engagement with children and boost literacy outcomes
Four questions to answer before selecting an early childhood development measure (February 08, 2023)
Getting it right by measuring it right: New global tools for measuring child development in the preschool years (January 25, 2023)
Engaging policymakers in early childhood development: Promoting joint learning to improve quality and policymaker-led country briefs from Liberia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Senegal and South Africa
What does it take to deliver quality early learning that nurtures children’s full potential? (September 27, 2022)
View the recently launched volume on Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential with accompanying briefs in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Five steps to get open-source books right (June 22, 2022)
Better Jobs and Brighter Futures: Investing in Childcare to Build Human Capital now has supporting resources translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese
Early Years Fellowship
Engaging Policymakers in Early Childhood
AIM-ECD (Measuring Child Development)
TEACH ECE (Measuring Early Learning Quality)
Invest in Childcare
Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children's Potential
Early Learning Systems Research
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