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Competences and Standards
A recent Call to Action from Oxford Policy Management and UNICEF Europe and Central Asia seeks to ensure alignment across the social service workforce in the region.
We take a look at the most read resources under the filter Competences & Standards on our Knowledge Hub.
Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. Through their day to day work and interactions, these individuals have the opportunity to transform a child’s developmental trajectory, but often do not receive adequate pay, training, support, or incentives in order to maximize impact. Read more >>
Evidence is growing that early childhood development (ECD) services have a strong, positive impact on children’s development. Research from diverse contexts shows that interventions which promote nurturing care in early environments significantly improve childhood development and later adult outcomes.