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New resource on engaging young children

April 26, 2018Last month, a new resource was released that puts a focus on engaging young children -and those who work with them.The early years of set the tone for a child’s future development. Wide recognition of this fact has persuaded many countries to increase the financial support for the provision to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Currently, dialogue has shifted from increasing access to ECEC to enhancing the quality.Policymakers require the latest knowledge about the quality dimensions that are important to ensure children’s development. The current research available often has a limited focus or hones in on only one aspect of quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).This book from the OECD, draws lessons from a cross-national literature review and meta-analysis of the relationship between ECEC structure, process quality and links to child development and learning.Issues such as child-staff ratios, staff training and qualifications, as well as, the quality of staff-child interactions and developmental activities are discussed.The resource includes key insights and avenues for further research. You may buy to book or find the PDF online here.Sign up for the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative newsletter to receive updates about new resources and join the conversation about the early childhood workforce on Twitter.

Ten new resources on our Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub has grown!This February, 10 new resources were included on our Knowledge Hub. These resources feature various sectors and regions across the early childhood workforce. These new additions feature Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Australia, the US and the UK.New resources about Child Protection and Social Welfare, Health and Nutrition, as well as Education and Care can be found in our latest batch of uploads. Find a resources that interests you, organized by subject area, below:Child Protection and Social WelfareThe Social Service Workforce as Related to Child Protection in Southeast Europe: A Regional OverviewChanging Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their FamiliesHealth and NutritionCareer Development Framework for Health VisitorsA National Framework for Continuing Professional Development for Health Visitors - Standards to support professional practiceDeveloping Resilience in the Workforce: A Health Visiting Framework Guide for Employers, Managers and Team LeadersChanging Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their FamiliesEducation and CareStepping up for Early Childhood Education - Transforming the Early Ed Workforce; Transitions to Kindergarten; Fully Funding State Pre-K; Illinois’s Young Dual Language LearnersQuality of the ECEC Workforce in Romania: Empirical Evidence from Parents’ ExperiencesNational Guidelines - Best Practice in Early Childhood InterventionCore Knowledge and Competences - For Early Childhood ProfessionalsEarly Years Workforce StrategyChanging Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their FamiliesSign up for the Early Childhood Workforce newsletter to receive updates about new resources and join the conversation about the early childhood workforce on Twitter.