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Understanding what works and what doesn’t for early child development interventions in Malawi


January 16, 2019 International
Melissa Gladstone

As more and more early childhood development programmes are launched globally, we want to be sure they are integrated as well as possible into the very different cultural and contextual settings which exist globally. Many ECD programmes have been created first in WEIRD (Western Educated Industrialised Rich and Democratic) countries. Many of these programmes now…

Tell the World about Your Program: Measure and Report Your Findings


December 21, 2018 InternationalOutcomes
Frances Aboud

Most of us want to tell the world about the success of our early childhood program. We especially want to tell others how we built it into a good program, the difficulties we overcame, and the lessons learned. We hope our experience will help others avoid problems if they are forewarned and have some solutions…

ECD Implementation Insights: Will this program work here? Assessing Feasibility


October 4, 2018 InternationalOutcomes
Diana Leyva, Ph.D.

Family involvement programs can look great on paper and yet fail miserably. Programs can have defined goals, a well-defined time frame and program structure, research-based curricula, proven results for a specific target population, and still fail to produce the positive outcomes we expect. Why do some well-designed intervention programs fail? One common reason is implementation….

ECD Implementation Insights: Why an Implementation Focus is Needed


September 6, 2018 InternationalQuality and Curriculum
Aisha K. Yousafzai, Ph.D.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Development Action Network ( ECDAN ) on this blog series exploring issues highlighted in the recent Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Special Issue Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood Development .  Nurturing care is necessary for children’s healthy development, yet there is little understanding of…