Early Childhood Development in Emergencies
Integrated programme guide
The Early Childhood Development Kit is an integral part of UNICEF’s response for children in emergency situations. The Kit focuses on addressing the learning needs of children 0-8 years old in emergencies and transition and can be used in regular programming for development as well.
A guidance note on integrating ECD activities into nutrition programmes in an emergency setting can be accessed here.
Child Friendly Spaces provide children with essential health services in emergency situations. Just as important, they offer stability in the midst of chaos and allow children to continue schooling, receive psychosocial support and play with other children. A focus on young children’s development is a cornerstone to these spaces. Similarly, continuation of young children’s early education during a crisis situation is also another priority of UNICEF’s ECD programmes.