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Early Childhood Development Strategies

The cumulative risks to which many children across the world, particularly in the developing nations are exposed to, suggest the need for intervention. Early child development programmes are designed to improve the survival, growth and development of young children, prevent the occurrence of risks and ameliorate the negative effects of risks. Though evidence suggests that integrated interventions are definitely effective, there are also a range of early childhood programs which are promising. These include programs to improve food intake and reduce stunting (supplementation programs, exclusive breastfeeding, conditional cash transfers, nutrition monitoring), stimulation programs combined with nutrition and health programs, centre based programs, parenting and parent-child programs.
Featured below are abstracts of publications focussing on interventions/strategies that aim to enhance early childhood development:

Engle, P. (2008). , The Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation. 
The HIV pandemic in the sub-Saharan Africa has rendered the youngest orphans, infected/affected by HIV, the most... Read More

Neill, T., & Amanya, A. (2007).

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) project in Busia, Uganda, funded by USAID through the Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI), is one of... Read More

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