Call for Applications: Jobs in ECD at UNICEF

UNICEF is seeking strong applicants to fill a total of 3 positions in the area of Early Childhood Development. Two of these positions are at headquarters in the USA. The third is to be base in Cairo, Egypt. The job descriptions are too long to include in this post, but find below the links to […]

Call for Abstracts: Topical Issue on “Sustainable Human Development – Challenges and Solutions for Implementing the United Nation’s Goals”

Find attached a Call for Papers for a topical issue of the Zeitschrift für Psychologie on Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Solutions for Implementing the United Nations’ Goals. Guest Editors for this issue: Suman Verma, with Anne C. Petersen and Jennifer E. Lansford. zfp_call_for_papers     Sp-ISSUE-ZfP_Guidelines_for_Guest_Editors Please share widely. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April […]

Call for Applications: Lab Manager, UC Davis

Call for Applications: Lab Manager for the Translational Research in Early Life Learning for Impact at Scale (TRELLIS) Lab in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis Our aim in the TRELLIS lab is to translate basic science into practical interventions that can benefit mothers and children worldwide. Like a vine, children need nurturing care […]


The GLOBAL ECD MOOC started FEBRUARY 27, 2017! We’re excited to announce the launch of The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development, the newest course from the UN Sustainable Development Network’s Online Education Initiative – the SDG Academy. The course is free and accessible to all. Registration is now open and […]


We have seen an explosion in free, high-quality open-license educational materials and teaching tools through the Internet and Open Educational Resource (OER) initiative. These resources allow students to learn in a self-paced manner, sometimes with automated feedback and progress tracking, allowing those with limited access to teachers to start or continue their education. Yet, as […]

Publication: Global health and development in early childhood

by Frances Aboud & Aisha Yousafzai Health and nutritional risks co-occur in the lives of children under the age of 2 years who live in developing countries. We review evidence showing how these risks, in addition to inadequate psychosocial stimulation, prevent children from developing expected cognitive and language abilities. A systematic review and meta-analysis of […]

Publication: World Family Map 2014

Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes See CHILD TRENDS. View Publication Publication number: 2014-15 Author(s): Laura Lippman; W. Bradford Wilcox Publication date: Apr 2014 Doc type: Report The World Family Map Project monitors global changes in the areas of family structure, family socioeconomics, family processes, and family culture, focusing on 16 specific indicators selected […]