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Early Childhood

Community-based efforts

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Community-based efforts for on and about the Care for Child Development Training.

Working with communities is a process that engages and motivates a wide range of partners and allies at national and local levels to raise awareness of and demand for a particular development objective through dialogue. Members of institutions, community networks, civic and religious groups and others work in a coordinated way to reach specific groups of people for dialogue with planned messages. 

The Care for Child Development community-based efforts prepares caregivers and pre-school teachers in both urban and rural areas. It also trains parents committees, school boards; owners and directors of pre-schools; personnel working in ECD in various organisations; parents and all individuals working with children. The vision is to build the capacity of all care givers to employ a holistic development of children 0-8 years old. Realizing this vision requires reaching all caregivers and promote the holistic development (physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual and moral development of children (0-8 years).

Related link and resources

Association of Early Childhood Development in Malawi 

Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood - APRNEC

World Food Program and UNICEF 

Early childhood development: the role of community based childcare centres in Malawi

HIV/AIDS and nutrition: helping families and communities to cope

World Organization for Early Childhood Education



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