Moscow Framework for Action and Cooperation: Harnessing the Wealth of Nations, UNESCO (2010) (In Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian)

Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations (1989)

GENERAL COMMENT No. 7 (2005): Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood, United Nations

Investing in young children: an early childhood development guide for policy dialogue and project preparation, the World Bank (2010)

Planning policies for Early Childhood Development, UNESCO, UNICEF, ADEA Working Group on ECD (2005) (In English and French)

No small matter: The Impact of Poverty, Shocks, and Human Capital Investments in Early Childhood Development, the World Bank (2011)

Summary Report of the UNESCO/OECD Early Childhood Policy Review Project for Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Kenya, UNESCO and OECD (2007)

UNESCO Policy Briefs on Early Childhood, UNESCO (In English, French, Spanish, sometimes in Arabic)

Políticas para a Primeira Infância, UNESCO (2005) (In Portuguese)

Executive summary of "Child Development" Lancet series, Global Child Development Group (2011)

Bernard van Leer Foundation : Publications, Bernard van Leer Foundation

EFA Global Monitoring Report: Strong foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education, UNESCO (2006)

Background papers prepared for the Global Monitoring Report: Strong Foundations: ECCE, UNESCO (2006)

Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2005: The Quality Imperative, In search of quality in programmes of Early Childhood Care and Education, UNESCO (2004)

Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011: Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries: Pre-primary Education, Parenting and Health Care, UNESCO (2010)

EFA Global Monitoring Report: The hidden crisis: armed conflict and education. UNESCO (2011)

UNESCO Courier: Learning is the Child’s Play, UNESCO  (2006)

Right Beginnings: Early childhood education and educators, ILO (2012)

Family Literacy, A Global Approach to Lifelong Learning, UNESCO (2008) (in English and French)

Improving learning achievement in early primary, Aga Khan Foundation (2010)

InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Publications and video resources on brain development and early child development, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Audio interview with Dr Jack Shonkoff on the science of early childhood development, UNESCO (2010)

The contribution of early childhood education to a sustainable development, UNESCO (2007) (In English and Spanish)

Caring and Learning Together: A cross-national study of integration of early childhood care and education within education, UNESCO (2010)

UNICEF - The State of the World's Children reports, UNICEF

A Global Compact on Learning, taking action on education in developing countries, Center for Universal Education at Brookings (2011)

Coordinator’s Notebook: an international resource on early childhood, the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development

Interview with Professor James Heckman, Noted scholar and Nobel Prize winner, UNESCO (2010)

The Little Earth Charter. Eight principles for a better world - for kids!

World Forum Foundation, Nature Action Collaborative for Children

By Region


ECCE Regional Report: Africa, UNESCO (2010)

Arab Region

 Innovative projects and lessons and challenges in education and development of early childhood: samples from the Arab countries and the world, UNESCO (2010)

Early childhood in the Arab countries: status and challenges, UNESCO (2010) (In Arabic)

ECCE regional report: Arab States, UNESCO (2010)

Asia and the Pacific

Facilitator’s Handbook for Parenting Education, UNESCO (2011)

Parenting Education Guidebook, UNESCO (2011)

Learning begins at birth, UNESCO (2012)

Early Childhood Care and Education in Asia and the Pacific: Moving towards Goal 1, UNESCO (2010)

Transforming Early Childhood Care and Education in the Insular South-East Asia and Mekong Sub-Regions, Implications of the Global Monitoring Report 2007, UNESCO (2008)

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood: ECD resources, ARNEC


Europe and North America

Tackling Social and Cultural Inequalities through Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe, Eurydice (2010) (In English and French)

NIEER Publications: Preschool Policy Briefs, National Institute for Early Education Research (2002-2011)

Starting Strong III - A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care, OECD (2011)

 CORE, Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care, a Study for the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture, UEL and University of Ghent (2011)

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION, Early Childhood Education and Care: Providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow, European commission (2011)

Early Childhood Care and Education: Key lessons from research for policy makers, NESSE Networks of Experts (2009)

Family literacy in Europe: using parental support initiatives to enhance early literacy development, UIL, European Commission (2011)

Family literacy in Europe: using parental support initiatives to enhance early literacy development: Executive summary, UIL, European Commission (2011)

CEECD - Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (in English and French)

 Taking children seriously- How the EU can invest in Early Childhood Education for a Sustainable Future, OMEP (2011


Latin America and the Caribbean

The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Bank (2010)

 ECCE Regional Report: Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO (2010)

 Family Participation in Early Childhood Education in Latin America, UNESCO (2004) (In Spanish)



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