New publications track the care and education of young children

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To improve Member States' capacity to monitor progress towards quality early childhood care and education (ECCE), UNESCO commissioned a group of experts to conduct reviews of indicators related to early childhood development, spanning five areas critical to early childhood development: health and nutrition, social protection, child development and education, legal protection, and policy and planning.

Now published, these reviews provide an inventory of these indicators, as well as recommendations for the content of the Holistic Early Childhood Development Index.

This Interagency Technical Committee to develop this index was created in December 2010 and includes childhood development experts from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Un Kilo de Ayuda (Mexico), Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, the WFP, the WHO and the World Bank. 

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