The Aga Khan Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation working primarily in Asia and East Africa, concentrating on selected issues in health, education, rural development and the strengthening of civil society.

Arab Resource Collective (ARC) is a regional non-profit independent organization working with partners in several Arab countries in various fields of development to produce resources and build capacities contributing to better childhood, health and education.

Association for Development of Education in Africa, Working Group on Early Childhood Development (ADEA WGECD) is guided by a consultative group composed of representatives from African countries encouraging and supporting national governments in Africa.

Bernard van Leer Foundation is based in the Netherlands and funds and shares knowledge about work in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to support programmes that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight.

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) aims at improving knowledge about the social and emotional development of young children and publishes the Encyclopaedia on Early Childhood Development, developed for policy-makers, planners and service-providers and parents.

Columbia University's Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies provides cross-national, comparative information about policies, programmes, benefits and services available in the advanced industrialized countries to address child, youth, and family needs.

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. 

Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) is an innovative approach which offers a unique training and capacity-building programme using distributed learning methods including the Internet, CD-ROM and video-conferencing as well as face-to-face seminars.

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) serves as an open global network of members working together to address Early Childhood Development activities, care, health and stimulation needs of young children, the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides financing, leverage, policy advice, research and technical assistance to carry out development projects for Pre-school and Early Childhood Education in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE) is an educational research and development centre in Colombia with local, national and international projection, focusing on the healthy physical and psychosocial development of young children.

International Step by Step Association (ISSA) is an innovative 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.

Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grant-making foundation supporting a range of programmes in the areas of educational, social and legal reform.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have expert teams evaluate policy, programmes and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age.

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 and nutrition interventions and early stimulation and interaction.

Un Kilo de Ayuda is an NGO that provides a comprehensive programme aiming to eradicate early childhood malnutrition in Mexico. It evaluates children to determine their nutritional, health and development status, and provides communities and families with nutritional packages, education and other services to improve child development outcomes.

The World Health Organization provides global leadership on health issues, with a particular focus on improving maternal, newborn and child health and immunization campaigns for young children.

World Bank's Early Child Development unit helps countries integrate education into national economic strategies and develop holistic education systems responsive to national socio-economic needs and being conscious of the powerful economic and social justifications for early investment.

World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).

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