The Wellbeing Issue: Early Childhood Matters. What does wellbeing mean for parents and other caregivers?
Early Childhood Matters aims to elevate key issues, spread awareness of promising solutions to support holistic child development and explore the elements needed to take those solutions to scale. It is published annually by the Van Leer Foundation.
The UNICEF Vision for Early Childhood Development focuses on the period from birth up to primary school entry, with emphasis on the first 1,000 days, because it is scientifically proven that this is the most sensitive period for children’s physical growth and brain development. Policies, programmes and parenting practices that improve child survival, growth and development and reduce the financial strain on health, education, and child protection systems.