A conference to share the recent findings of three important studies on Early Childhood Development in the Caribbean was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),Jamaica under two Technical Assistance Programs and sponsored by Social Protection and Health(SPH) and Education (EDU) Divisions of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The conference was held on 14th November,2013 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica.
The studies were conducted over the period 2009-2013 and are intended to answer several questions as outlined below:
- Do early childhood experiences affect development in the next generation? The Jamaica intergenerational study (Presenter: Professor Susan Walker).
- Parental Investment in Young Children and the Status of Early Child Development: Results from JAKIDS, the Jamaican Birth Cohort Study 2011 (Presenter: Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan)
- Pilot of Parenting interventions in the Caribbean: Preliminary Results from the Impact Evaluation (Presenters: Christine Powell and Dr. Susan Chang).