Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge: Early Childhood Care by Marito H. Garcia, Alan Pence, Judith Evans

By Marito H. Garcia, Alan Pence, Judith Evans

Early early life, from delivery via university access, used to be mostly invisible around the world as a coverage hindrance for a lot of the 20th century. kids, within the eyes of such a lot international locations, have been appendages in their mom and dad or just embedded within the greater kinfolk constitution. the kid didn't turn out to be a separate social entity until eventually institution age (typically six or seven). Africa s destiny, Africa s problem: Early early life Care and improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa specializes in the one hundred thirty million kids south of the Sahel during this zero 6 age team. This publication, the 1st of its sort, offers a balanced choice of articles written via African and non-African authors starting from box practitioners to academicians and from contributors of presidency firms to these of nongovernmental and native agencies. Africa s destiny, Africa s problem compiles the most recent facts and viewpoints at the country of Sub-Saharan Africa s little ones. issues coated comprise the reason for making an investment in kids, coverage developments in early youth improvement (ECD), ancient views of ECD in Sub-Saharan Africa together with indigenous techniques, new threats from HIV/AIDS, and the significance of fathers in kids s lives. The publication additionally addresses coverage improvement and ECD implementation concerns; offers the ECD programming event in different nations, highlighting most sensible practices and hallenges; and evaluates the impression of ECD courses in a few nations.

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CHAPTER 2 Positioning ECD Nationally: Trends in Selected African Countries Agnes Akosua Aidoo “We recognize that the future of Africa lies with the well-being of its children and youth. The prospect of socioeconomic transformation of the continent rests with investing in the young people of the continent. ” —Africa Fit for Children: The African Common Position (Organization of African Unity 2001, para. 6) Early childhood development (ECD) is the foundation of human development. A focus on the young child and holistic ECD provides an opportunity for sustainable human development, economic growth, social change, and transformation in Africa.

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