The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Research for Development (R4D) will be launching on July 6th, 2pm CET a new knowledge resource  “Harnessing Technology: a review of digital tools supporting parents and the early childhood workforce” presenting the latest insights into current technology-enabled tools designed to support the parents, caregivers, and the early childhood workforce of children ages 0 to 5 worldwide. Digital tools have become increasingly prevalent in supporting early childhood development (ECD) globally, representing a great potential to reach a wider audience and improve access and quality of support to young children. The report focuses on their features, objectives, and current practices, as well as key success factors, and design, implementation, and dissemination challenges. The report also includes an interactive database showcasing 23 unique digital tools and features, as well as four case studies on partnership, adaptation, user engagement, and monitoring and evaluation.

Join us for the global launch on 6 July featuring a presentation of the findings and discussion with the report contributors.