ERIC Number: ED376979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
El porque de la importancia de la ninez: Dedicando esfuerzos a la atencion y desarrollo de la primera infancia (Why Children Matter: Investing in Early Childhood Care and Development).
Cohen, Ruth; Chetley, Andrew
This Spanish-language publication reflects the philosophy and support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation for early childhood care and development. It highlights different approaches to early childhood care and development and explains why the foundation believes that investing in early childhood is one of the best ways of building a brighter, better future. The publication seeks to assist policy makers and program planners in their search for realistic, effective, and affordable ways to enhance early childhood care and development. The various approaches to early childhood interventions included in this document are run by a variety of partner organizations in the countries concerned: local and national governments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and community agencies. They are given as examples of programs that build on local culture and local realities. Eight chapters cover the following topics: (1) why children matter; (2) the importance of the early years; (3) why parents are important; (4) involving parents; (5) involving the community; (6) benefits of early childhood interventions; (7) quality and cost; and (8) developing an agenda for action. Fourteen examples, included as sidebars in the chapters, profile efforts of several countries or address special topics. Contains 37 references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Development, Child Welfare, Community Involvement, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Benefits, Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Colombia; El Salvador; India; Israel; Kenya; New Zealand; Portugal; Thailand; United States; Van Leer Foundation
Note: For English version, see ED 372 850.