Global survey results on Inclusive Early Childhood & Early Intervention Programs

The RISE Institute, UNICEF and the Early Childhood Development Task Force have released the results of a global survey of inclusive early childhood development and early childhood intervention programs.

Inclusive early childhood development (IECD) and early childhood intervention (ECI) programs have a pivotal role to play in ensuring the rightful support to all children and families throughout the early childhood period.

The global survey results present information on 426 programs in 121 countries in all world regions. The report aims to: increase our knowledge on IECD and ECI programs internationally; identify gaps and challenges in providing accessible IECD and ECI services; document factors associated with successful implementation and scale-up.

Also, the authors formulated 20 recommendations that inform policy and program development as well as implementation efforts.

The survey, was designed and conducted in the period 2016-2018 and is now available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Download the results here.

To find out more, visit the websites of the RISE Institute, UNICEF, the Early Childhood Development Task Force.

TOY for Inclusion inspires children in Belgium!

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Playing, reading and drawing is highly beneficial for the development of young children. In this video we see learning activities organized in Ghent, Belgium, by the Centre for Innovation in the Early Years (VBJK) within the TOY for Inclusion project.

TOY for Inclusion supports learning and playing for all children between 0 and 8 years old thanks to the creation of Play Hubs in 7 European countries. The project organizes extra activities that are not offered by compulsory schooling. TOY for Inclusion’s Play Hubs are developed with the local community which brings together people from different cultural backgrounds including Roma and non-Roma.

Read more about TOY for Inclusion.