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Building peace in the minds of men and women

Partners for early childhood care and education

  • Asia Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood (ARNEC) aims to share knowledge of effective policies and practices related to early childhood for the benefit of all countries in the region.
  • Aga Khan Foundation  aims to improve the quality of basic education – including early childhood development - by a programme of grants to governments and NGOs.
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in Early Childhood Development to support programmes that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight.
  • Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) is an inter-agency consortium with strong regional and international networks, working actively to identify gaps, critical issues and emerging areas of need and interest related to ECCD.
  • Education International, the world’s largest federation of teachers unions and education employees, works in the field of early childhood education through promoting early childhood education (ECE) that is publicly funded and universally accessible, advocates for the integration of ECE into education systems under the auspices of the Ministries of Education, and seeks continuous professional development for teachers and other professionals.
  • European Commission aims at improving access to and the quality of early childhood education and care services, through developing policy guidance, compiling data and conducting relevant research, as well as promoting the most effective use of European funding, in collaboration with international organizations and other key stakeholders.
  • International Labour Organization supports international education goals, including universal access to high-quality early childhood services through setting principles for the promotion of decent work for early childhood personnel.
  • International Step by Step Association (ISSA) is a network of early childhood development professionals and organizations primarily in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia, working to make quality early childhood education accessible to all children.
  • OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
  • Open Society Foundations (OSF) promotes young children’s healthy development through parent and community engagement, professional development and government accountability.
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) assists countries to develop effective and efficient policies for education and learning – including early childhood education and care – to meet individual, social, cultural and economic objectives,
  • Save the Children promotes a culture of caring and support for Early Childhood Development, with an emphasis on happy, healthy children ready to learn.
  • UNICEF’s work in Early Childhood is to support community and family care practices that impact the lives of young children including health
  • World Health Organization provides global leadership on health isssues, with a particular focus on improving maternal, newborn and child health and immunization campaigns for young children.
  • World Bank supports early childhood development through financing, policy advise, technical support, and partnership activities at the country, regional and global levels.