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Department of Education and Childhood Development

Department of Education and Childhood Development

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  1. Department of Education and Childhood Development Early Childhood Development Health, Nutrition & Stimulation Presenter: Dr. Pablo Stansbery, Senior Director, Early Child Development Save the Children February 2011

  2. What is ECD? ECCD? ECCE?Age Appropriate & Developmental Domains • Physical well-being & motor development • Social and emotional development • Approaches to learning (curiosity, perseverance, interest in learning) 4. Language development 5. Cognition and general knowledge (ABCs, 123s)

  3. Pre-Primary Enrollment (2010)

  4. ECD: What does science tell us? • Early experiences matter • Social Referencing • Developmental Domains

  5. Normal Brain Development Source: Newsweek Special Edition, 1997

  6. At-Risk Development Source: Newsweek Special Edition, 1997

  7. Language and Cognition Disparities in Early Vocabulary Growth 1200 College Educated Parents Working Class Parents 600 Welfare Parents Cumulative Vocabulary (Words) 200 16 mos. 24 mos. 36 mos. Source: Hart & Risley (1995) Slide by The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child Child’s Age (Months)

  8. Maternal Language

  9. Promising Practices: ECD-Health Program Interventions:

  10. Developing an Essential Package for Young Children Affected by HIV/AIDS Frameworks & tools related to healthy child development building off existing OVC resources

  11. School Health and Nutrition

  12. Inclusive: Girls & Boys

  13. Active Learning: Play, Visual and Performance Arts

  14. Community-based Inclusion

  15. 0- 2 Year-Old Early Learning Activities

  16. ECD Service Delivery Continuum:Inter-Ministry Examples Birth to 30 days 1 month to 3 years Adolescents Pregnancy 3 to 4 years 5 to 6 years 6 to 8 years Youth clubs and teams Secondary- ECD Partnerships Prenatal classes & Medical Care • Lactation consultant • Early health care • Breastfeed • Conditional cash transfer programs • Visual & Performance Arts Pre-primary classes (CCT) School-based transition programs Health Fairs • Child health & nutrition • Food security

  17. Global Food Crisis Economic Crisis Food prices increasing • Decreased Aid from developed world • Decreased NGO/non-profit financing • Global Trade decreasing • Unemployment (in developed and developing world) increasing • Remittances decreasing • Guest workers sent home or leaving due to diminishing employment opportunities (increased burden on developing countries) Less people able to access adequate food supplies INCREASING MALNUTRITION Increased malnutrition and less help/assistance Increased malnutrition in 0-5 year old children Poor physical/ mental development Decreased educational outcomes Decreased Human Capital Increased population of unskilled, uneducated adults entering the labor market in 15 – 20 years FUTURE SURGE IN POVERTY Adopted from Hommel, 2010

  18. ECD Summary • Ages and Stages • School Feeding* • Poverty reduction (MDGs) • Integrated service delivery* • Parents & Community • Prevention, promotion, & community case mangt.

  19. Interested? Please contact us! Pstansbery@savechildren.org