Early Childhood Development
Regional Agenda for Early Childhood Development
Why Early Childhood Development?
Early childhood is the most important stage of development, as this period is especially crucial for physical, intellectual and social-emotional development. However, many children living in poverty or vulnerable contexts do not receive the nourishment, care and stimulation they need to grow and develop to their fullest potential. These gaps are at the core of the difficulties facing the region in generating sustainable and equitable development.
What is the Regional Agenda for Early Childhood Development?
In collaboration with other multilateral and civil society organizations, the Dialogue has created a regional community of practice to advocate for more effective early childhood development policies in the region.
Together, the group developed the Regional Agenda for Early Childhood Development. It is a policy declaration that aims to guide country’s efforts to strengthen their ECD policies as well as promote regional accountability for high-quality ECD policies and programs.
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The Regional Agenda was signed by 22 members of the public and private sectors, civil society and academia in a regional conference held in November, 2017 in Bogota, Colombia.
Our mission is to monitor progress towards the achievement of the Agenda’s goals in different countries, and use the Agenda to promote greater and better investments in ECD.
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What are the Agenda’s Goals?
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Country Progress Reports
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August 13, 2020: Private Sector and Early Childhood Investment
June 18, 2020: Early Childhood Care Services Packages in Latin America
April 29, 2020: Early Childhood and Covid-19: Responses to the Emergency
September 16-17, Montevideo, Uruguay: Regional Workshop on the Design and Costing of Universal ECD Services
May 27-28, Montevideo, Uruguay: Regional Seminar on the Measurement of Early Childhood Development in LAC
May 22-23, Lima, Peru: MIRADAS – First Conference on the Quality of ECD Services in LAC
November 2017, Bogota, Colombia: Foro Agenda Regional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Primera Infancia
November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Regional Seminar on Early Childhood Development Financing