Early Childhood Development

Globally, 200 million children are not meeting their developmental potential. Ensuring a strong beginning for children will enable them to live healthy, productive lives. Evidence shows that Early Child Development programs benefit children, families, and communities.

Courses

  • Source - CARE/Save the Children

    Introduction to Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the first in the ECD series which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in existing ECD programs, focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).

  • Source-CARE. Description-Swaddled baby girl.

    The Integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programming for Young Vulnerable Children course is the second in the ECD series which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in existing ECD programs, focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).

  • A grandmother laughs with her two grandsons in Howrah, India. © 2012 Susanta, Courtesy of Photoshare

    Improving the Lives of Young Vulnerable Children and their Caregivers is the third in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) series  which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in existing ECD programs in different contexts, currently focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).

  • A mother kisses her infant in Chiangmai Province, Thailand. © 2010 Hansa Tangmanpoowadol, Courtesy of Photoshare

    The Special Considerations for Highly Vulnerable Children and Their Caregivers course is the fourth in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) series which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in existing ECD programs, focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).

  • A mother and child sell vegetables at a roadside stand in Kampala, Uganda. © 2011 Rachel Steckelberg, Courtesy of Photoshare

    Creating an Enabling Environment for Young Vulnerable Children and their Caregivers is the fifth in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) series which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in ECD programs, focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).

  • A field worker in Vihiga, Kenya registers HIV/AIDS orphans

    M&E of Holistic ECD Programs is the final course in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) series which aims to engage staff of implementing agencies involved in existing ECD programs, focusing on vulnerable children affected by HIV, or facing other challenges such as chronic poverty, displacement, or conflict. The six course series will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding necessary to incorporate holistic ECD messages and activities into their programs (i.e., home-based care, OVC programs, etc.).