Latest News in Early Childhood Development
Building Momentum for the World’s Youngest Children
Allison Grossman, Senior Advisor, Global Policy and Advocacy
On October 5th, here in Washington, DC, the British medical journal the Lancet released their latest Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale. Together, the papers that make up the Series revealed new and alarming evidence on the state of child development in the world; provided guidance on high-impact, cost-effective interventions to address the challenges; and issued a strong, clear call to action to the world's leaders to change their approach to our world's youngest people. Read more...
Lancet Series: Unlocking Potential in Early Childhood Development
Abbie Raikes and Hirokazu Yoshikawa
The last decade has ushered in tremendous economic growth in many parts of the world, lifting families out of poverty both in the United States and elsewhere. Science on the importance of child development continues to grow, helping to make the case for increased investments in young children and helping parents focus on the activities that help children the most, leading to promising declines in the gap between high-income and low-income children in the United States.
But these gains are not equally distributed. Read more...