ONLINE EVENT: Towards Quality Early Childhood Education – Results of the Regional Forum


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Ensuring the quality of early childhood education is critical for laying the foundation for the learning and development of all children in the region. The Virtual Quality Forum on Early Education was held between May and July 2020, with the objective of creating consensus on a vision and recommendations for the region. In the Declaration of the Regional Forum: Towards Quality Early Childhood Education, we present the recommendations that emerged from an intense dialogue and evidence-based analysis of experiences in different countries of the region. These recommendations are targeted not only to governments but also the multitude of actors involved nationally, locally, and regionally in designing and implementing child development policies and programs.

During this webinar, we will hear about how Latin America and the Caribbean can implement and expand upon their policies to improve quality in education in the region. 

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Presentation of Results of the Regional Forum

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM


Opening Remarks




Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue (@Michael Shifter)

Sarah Bouchie, Vicepresident-Head of Global Programs, LEGO Foundation


11:40 AM – 11:55 AM


Presentation of Results of the Regional Forum




Ariel Fiszbein, Director, Education Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@arielfiszbein)

Ana María Nieto, Early Childhood Specialist, LEGO Foundation


11:55 AM – 12:10 PM


Quality Education in Early Childhood



Jaime Saavedra
, Global Director of Education, World Bank (@JaimeSaavedra22)


12:10 PM – 12:30 PM


Question and Answer Section




Ariel Fiszbein, Jaime Saavedra and Ana María Nieto

With support from:

                      Lego Foundation                      CEPI

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