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A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy
DescriptionThis paper presents a unified framework that can guide priorities for science-based early childhood policies and practices that are grounded in a combination of cutting-edge neuroscience, developmental-behavioral research, and program evaluation in order to inform both public and private sector investment in young children and their families.
Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe A matter of children’s rights
This research looks at the broad causes and effects of child poverty and social exclusion. It can be concluded that redistributive state interventions, along with employment (salaries and conditions), have the greatest influence on child poverty. European countries with high inequality in employment conditions and with social transfer systems that are unable to redistribute wealth to benefit the most disadvantaged children have the highest rates of child poverty or social exclusion.
Compendium of Promising Practices to Ensure that Children under the Age of Three Grow up in a Safe and Supportive Family Environment
Based on the commitment of UNICEF to help countries across Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) this Compedium was compiled. This Compendium of promising practices to ensure that children under the age of three grow up in a safe and supportive family environment is a compilation of the most encouraging initiatives in the area of prevention of child abandonment and relinquishment that have been implemented and tested in the region.
DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
The DEC Recommended Practices were developed to provide guidance to practitioners and families about the most effective ways to improve the learning outcomes and promote the development of young children, birth through five years of age, who have or are at-risk for developmental delays or disabilities. The purpose of this document is to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting those practices that have been shown to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them. The DEC Recommended Practices support children’s access and participation in inclusive settings and natural environments and address cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. They also identify key leadership responsibilities associated with the implementation of these practices.
Early Childhood Development and Disability in Ukraine
The study provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the situation around ECD and disability in Ukraine. A group of local and international experts in the field of Early Childhood Intervention and Disability have put together and analysed the data regarding existing system of services for children with special needs. This document presents the regulatory framework and good practices and provides further recommendations with regard to the development of services and programs for young children with special needs.
Early Childhood Development and Disability: A Discussion Paper
This discussion paper provides a brief overview of issues pertaining to early childhood development (ECD) and disability. It lays the foundation for a long-term strategic and collaborative process aimed at improving the developmental outcomes, participation and protection of young children with disabilities. Essential to this effort is dialogue between United Nations agencies and relevant stakeholders to identify sustainable strategies which build on existing efforts, and expand on multisectoral approaches to guarantee the rights of young children with disabilities and their families.
Early Childhood Education and Care Systems in Europe 2014-2015
DescriptionThis Eurydice report provides early childhood education and care national information sheets. These sheets and the comparative analysis in Chapter 1 of the Eurydice background report Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems 2015 are complementary products that together aim to reveal the current situation of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policies in Europe.
Early Intervention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of FYROM
The aim of this research is to gain the opinion of the parents of children with ASD in the Republic of FYROM concerning the early intervention programs which are currently being conducted.
EASPD Statement on Early Childhood Intervention
This handbook presents EASPD's recommendation on Early Childhood Intervention Service. Its aims is to support families and significant caregivers as mediators for their children's acquisition of competences within natural environments, enabling children and their families to meaningfully participate and support their development during their daily routines.
Educaţia Pentru Formarea Deprinderilor de Viaţă
This is a guide for specialists working with children with disabilities. This publication presents several aspects in life skills training for children and young people with disabilities.