Since its inception, ECDAN has been tasked with making resources, guidance, evidence, and lessons learned accessible to all.

The ECD Knowledge Gateway serves as a central point for implementers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates to learn from what others are doing by providing links to the latest reports, guidelines, case studies, and more. 


Learn why each of the following themes are important during the first eight years of a child’s life and how the latest guidance can be used by all relevant stakeholders.


Search for the most recent technical resources to stay informed and make use of the latest guidance.

Global Report on Early Childhood Care and Education

The first global report, jointly published by UNESCO and UNICEF, offers insights into global and regional ECCE trends.
June 20, 2024

Early Childhood Care and Education: Landscape Review 2010-2022

UNESCO published its first Early Childhood Care and Education Landscape Report. This technical report provides an overview of the current state of Early Childhood Care and Education in seven geographic regions, focusing on the progress made since the first WCECCE in Moscow, Russian Federation in 2010.
June 14, 2024

Lessons Learned from Reflective Practitioners on Parenting During Humanitarian Crisis

Knowledge Fellow SM Rashedujjaman completed his project titled “Lessons Learned from Reflective Practitioners on Parenting During Humanitarian Crisis.” It is an exploration of the obstacles and opportunities for parents to facilitate their children's development within Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
June 14, 2024

Climate Change and Early Childhood: A Science-Based Resource for Storytellers

June 13 2024 – A new resource by Frameworks, Too Small to Fail, and the Clinton Foundation provides a research-backed tool on how to frame the impact of climate change on young children.
June 13, 2024

Resource Brief: Global Parenting Programs for Social and Behavioral Change

Knowledge Fellow Tanvi Sethi prepared resource brief that contains comparative examples of parenting programs from around the globe, implemented using different modalities and in different contexts.
June 12, 2024
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Country Profiles

The Countdown to 2030 country profiles present the latest evidence to assess progress in improving the health of women, children, and adolescents. Information is searchable by country and available in a downloadable format. The latest country profiles were published in 2023. 

Recent Webinars

ECDAN’s virtual learning events feature partners’ promising practices and offer ideas on how others can align their work with current trends and build on existing resources.

Cost of Inaction Tool

The Cost of Inaction Tool was developed by ECDAN partners as an advocacy resource. It is an online calculator that can quantify the potential economic benefits lost by failing to invest in early childhood interventions. Parameters can be adjusted and the results displayed in different ways—in dollars, as a percentage of GDP, and as a benefit:cost ratio. The simulation pulls available data from 185 countries and all regions of the world. 

ECDAN’s collaborative initiatives have generated additional resource materials and guidance.

Learn more about these initiatives and access materials on specific topics such as parenting, childcare, measurement of ECD outcomes, and more to guide your policy and programming work. 

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