The National Center for Children and Families, in partnership with UNICEF, has been collaborating with a group of nations from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America, to help those countries develop culturally appropriate early learning standards that specify what children should know, and be able to do, by the age of five.
This multi-faceted effort includes improvements in teacher training, parenting education, and community health services. Initially launched in six pilot countries, the program is expanding its partnerships to include nearly 40 nations.
Current International Projects:
- Advanced Program on Policy Implementation
- Comparative Study of Early Childhood Education in Selected High Performing Countries
Completed International Projects:
- Examining ECD Institutional Architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Teacher Training Policies in Armenia
- Defining and Implementing Early Learning Standards
- Using Standards Internationally
- Macedonia National In-Service Training
- Social Equity and Diversity
- Pehchan Schools
- Standards in an International Context