Early childhood development supports children’s development from pregnancy to the start of primary school - Theirworld is campaigning for urgent action to make sure all children have access to the full range of nurturing care.

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Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

This project is a research programme which studies the long-term effects of early birth. The study includes social, educational and clinical information. It is the first research initiative in the world to investigate perinatal brain injury this comprehensively.​

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Childcare (early childhood development)

Learn about why childcare is such an important issue. it affects families and communities across the globe, especially in poor or disadvantaged communities, preventing children from reaching their full potential in education and in life.

Child nutrition (early childhood development)

An explanation of child nutrition and how it contributes to allowing children's brains and bodies to develop properly.

Early childhood development

Learn about how early childhood development supports children’s nurturing care and development from birth to age five- and how Theirworld is campaigning for urgent action to make sure all children have access to the full range of nurturing care.

Health and education convergence

Learn about health and education convergence, where the idea came from and how it works in practice.

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Early Childhood Development in Kenya — Giving Every Child the Best Start in Life (November 2016)

November 24, 2016 &emdash; A report from Theirworld and KANCO says Kenya has made progress over the past 15 years in improving access to early years care - but more action is needed to ensure every child has the best start in life.

Millions of children left behind at every developmental milestone (October 2016)

​This report offers a snapshot of early childhood development in Africa. This snapshot of equity shows how much more there is to do to ensure every child has the best start in life.

Safe Spaces - the Urgent Need for Early Childhood Development in Emergencies and Disasters (September 2016)

How Safe Spaces can provide support to help babies and young children survive and develop despite the physical, emotional and psychological trauma inflicted by emergency situations.

Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (June 2016)

Young children caught up in conflicts or crises may spend years displaced from their homes. This briefing explains how early childhood development services are crucial.