The Status of Parents and Caregivers During Crises in Six Arab Countries: The Case of COVID-19 Pandemic Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco

This first strategic research model that aims at studying aspects of the early childhood situation in emergencies and crises in Arab countries. This research takes the Corona pandemic as a model for the situation of parents and caregivers during the multi-dimensional crises experienced by the Arab countries. The results of the research will be promoted in the participating countries and at the regional level. Eventually, it would contribute to the dissemination of knowledge related to the early childhood field and constitute a communication tool with relevant entities including ministries, associations, donors, and decision-makers. It also aims at developing new policies that meet the regional ECD needs.

Care for Child Development

Care for Child Development (CCD) is an evidence-based approach designed to foster stimulation of young children by guiding their parents and caregivers on how to engage in play and communication activities that promote motor, cognitive-language and social-emotional skills. It also strengthens responsive caregiving skills by coaching parents and caregivers during a play interaction with their child to observe, interpret and appropriately respond to their child’s signals.

Care for Child Development: adapted for Latin America and the Caribbean

This material has been adapted for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Care for Child Development (CCD) is an evidence-based approach designed to foster stimulation of young children by guiding their parents and caregivers on how to engage in play and communication activities that promote motor, cognitive-language and social-emotional skills. It also strengthens responsive caregiving skills by coaching parents and caregivers during a play interaction with their child to observe, interpret and appropriately respond to their child’s signals.

Program P (English)

Program P (“P” for “padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men globally in active fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years. It identifies best practices for engaging men in fatherhood and caregiving; in maternal, newborn, and child health; and in the prevention of violence against women and children. It is designed for use by health workers, social activists, nonprofit organizations and NGOs, educators, and other individuals and institutions that aim to use “men as caregivers” as a starting point, with the goal of improving family well-being and promoting gender equality.

Mphatlalatsane (Early Morning Star) Facilitator’s manual (2 of 3) 12 to 30 months

The book-sharing component of the Mphatlalatsane programme makes use of group presentations and one-on-one assistance from a trained facilitator to provide caregivers with the skills to practice quality book-sharing with their infants or toddlers. Quality book-sharing between a caregiver and young child may be especially effective as a means of promoting infant cognitive and language development.
For caregivers of children (1) aged 12-30 months
(2) aged 31-60 months

Mphatlalatsane (Early Morning Star) Facilitator’s manual (1 of 3) 12 to 30 months

The book-sharing component of the Mphatlalatsane programme makes use of group presentations and one-on-one assistance from a trained facilitator to provide caregivers with the skills to practice quality book-sharing with their infants or toddlers. Quality book-sharing between a caregiver and young child may be especially effective as a means of promoting infant cognitive and language development.
For caregivers of children (1) aged 12-30 months
(2) aged 31-60 months

Mphatlalatsane (Early Morning Star) Facilitator’s manual (1 of 3) 31 to 60 months

The book-sharing component of the Mphatlalatsane programme makes use of group presentations and one-on-one assistance from a trained facilitator to provide caregivers with the skills to practice quality book-sharing with their infants or toddlers. Quality book-sharing between a caregiver and young child may be especially effective as a means of promoting infant cognitive and language development.
For caregivers of children (1) aged 12-30 months
(2) aged 31-60 months

Mphatlalatsane (Early Morning Star) Facilitator’s manual (3 of 3) 12 to 30 months

The book-sharing component of the Mphatlalatsane programme makes use of group presentations and one-on-one assistance from a trained facilitator to provide caregivers with the skills to practice quality book-sharing with their infants or toddlers. Quality book-sharing between a caregiver and young child may be especially effective as a means of promoting infant cognitive and language development.
For caregivers of children (1) aged 12-30 months
(2) aged 31-60 months

Mphatlalatsane (Early Morning Star) Facilitator’s manual (3 of 3) 31 to 60 months

The book-sharing component of the Mphatlalatsane programme makes use of group presentations and one-on-one assistance from a trained facilitator to provide caregivers with the skills to practice quality book-sharing with their infants or toddlers. Quality book-sharing between a caregiver and young child may be especially effective as a means of promoting infant cognitive and language development.
For caregivers of children (1) aged 12-30 months
(2) aged 31-60 months