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Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

The Global Initiative to Support Parents is recognizing and celebrating World Children’s Day with this blog post, calling all stakeholders to action. "We recognize and celebrate the ideas and demands that children have on issues that matter to them. From climate change to education to ending discrimination, we encourage kids to “take over” to inspire us with their actions, show us their solutions, and galvanize support for positive change."
November 20, 2023

Let's Shift Systems and Promote Childcare as a Vital Public Good

The Standard, a news outlet in Kenya, published an opinion piece by Lucy Minayo, Director of NurtureFirst, formerly the Home-Based Childcare Initiative. In the article, she discussed why childcare is a public good.
November 7, 2023

ECDAN Newsletter, October 2023

ECDAN sent out its quarterly newsletter with news highlights, resources, upcoming events, and more.
October 31, 2023

Global Leaders Convene during UNGA to Discuss Collective Action for Children and Families in Crisis

ECDAN hosted the “Global Roundtable: On the Future of Young Children and their Families in a Changed World” on September 19 to discuss strategies and collaborative action to help children and families in crisis in hopes of changing the trajectory of the SDGs. More than 30 partners shared our priorities, expertise, and ideas, and identified collaborative ways we can work together to support children and their families. 
October 13, 2023

Act For Early Years: Accelerating the Movement to Unlock Investment in the Early Years

At UNGA, ECDAN is co-hosting a high-level event to discuss to discuss financing and investing in early years around the world. 
September 18, 2023

OneSky Approach: Scaling Responsive Care Across Asia

Twenty-five years ago, OneSky embarked on a journey to bring love and responsive care to infants in child welfare institutions in China. With an approach that includes internationally recognized training methods and curricula, OneSky partners with governments and communities in Asia to provide responsive care and safe learning environments so vulnerable young children can thrive.
August 29, 2023

#NoMatterWhat: Supporting Caregivers as First Responders in Crisis

The theme of the World Humanitarian Day 2023 is #NoMatterWhat. On this day, the Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) shares a message of solidarity with parents and other primary caregivers across the globe as frontline humanitarian responders for their children and families.
August 19, 2023

WHO Parenting Guidelines Can Amplify your Advocacy

Parenting interventions are crucial to improve the support, confidence and skills that caregivers need to engage in nurturing care, bonding and playful interactions with their children.
August 14, 2023

Opinion: Sustainable Growth is Linked to Needs of Women and Children

August 6, 2023 – The Kenyan newspaper, The Standard, published an opinion piece written by ECDAN staff, Lucy Minayo and Brett Weisel, about why they attended the Women Deliver conference to highlight the issue of childcare as a key factor […]
August 10, 2023

ECDAN Newsletter, July 2023

July 25, 2023 – The July 2023 issue shares the newly released Nurturing Care Framework (NCF) five-year track progress, GISP’s  new global platform,  the launch of the third Knowledge Fellow Cohort, partner updates, resources, and more. Subscribe to receive the […]
July 31, 2023

ECDAN's Annual Report 2022 now available for download

This report includes a summary of ECDAN's key achievements from 2022, by strategic objective. The report also includes three personal stories of people impacted by ECDAN's work, descriptions of five collaborative initiatives, a financial snapshot, a list of funders, an overview of plans for the coming year, and acknowledgement of key contributors.
July 24, 2023

Kidogo: Empowering Mamapreneurs, Mothers, and Children in Kenya's Low-Income Communities

July 20, 2023 – In Kenya, many working mothers in low-income communities struggle to find high-quality, affordable options and face a difficult decision about where to leave their children five years and under when they go to work. Unable to […]
July 20, 2023

Partners to discuss childcare as a driver of gender equality, early childhood development, and economic growth at Women Deliver 2023

July 13, 2023 – The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), in partnership with the gender equality and international labor movements, will co-organize three events at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference aimed at advancing childcare, women empowerment and the care […]
July 13, 2023

Shortchanging Children: Time to Change the Picture

June 30, 2023 – I have always liked mosaics – the way the pieces come together to form a picture that seems to just pop out. I think people who work on puzzles must feel the same way when they […]
June 30, 2023

Pathways to Scale for Playful Parenting Programs

The Playful Parenting Community, a consortium of partners implementing and researching playful parenting programs, reflects on all they have learned three years into implementation.
May 24, 2023

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