ERIC Number: ED369511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Interventions at the early childhood stage will reap rich rewards in terms of preparing children for schooling and for life, and early childhood development (ECD) programs provide valuable pointers to the way schooling can be improved. ECD is concerned with learning, and is not a peripheral strategy, but the foundation of and an essential part of the continuum of learning. To be successful, ECD programs need to: (1) encourage parent involvement and commitment; (2) be flexible; (3) use informal methods in programs and training; (4) develop a stimulating and relevant curriculum for children and adults; (5) promote opportunities for girls and women; (6) reach the children and families most in need; and (7) forge partnerships with government, private organizations, and donor groups. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).