There is a great need for training of early childhood education teachers and providers in refugee contexts, in which the pivotal role that pre-primary or preschool teachers play in both the learning and well-being of young children under five is even more pronounced.
Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. We know that these individuals, collectively comprising the early childhood workforce, need to be better supported, but how?
The past year at Results for Development, which founded and manages CEI, brought a bevy of new tools, insights, and impact. As we now embark on 2018, we wanted to share a few of our most viewed stories from the last 12 months. The following 10 blogs are jam-packed with practical, how-to guidance and some surprising takeaways. If there are specific topics you would like to hear about, let us know in the comments section below. And please consider subscribing to get the best of R4D Insights delivered directly to your inbox.
Since it was founded in 2008, R4D has invited prominent individuals with significant experience in the global development community or in implementing national reforms in their own countries to act as advisors and work alongside R4D staff. Recognizing the strategic importance of this role, R4D decided to reinvigorate its senior fellow program in 2017.
When a child glides a paintbrush across a canvas to compose a lake, or sculpts an elephant from clay, something magical happens. That magic is not found in the finished product, its unimportant whether the painting resembles a real lake, or if the elephant’s trunk is proportional to its body. The magic is in the process of creating.