The Early Childhood Development Initiative: an Investment for Life
ALAS, as a founding member of the ECD Secretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the World Bank partnered to launch the ECD Initiative: an Investment for Life, which seeks to mobilize opinion, policies, and resources in the region, as a cost-effective way to fight inequality and improve opportunities for its citizens.
During the next three years The Early Childhood Initiative will provide US$300 million in new funding and technical support to help countries create Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative, together with the ECD Secretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean, will present new policy options to the Millennium Development Goals Summit 2010 (scheduled for September) and the XX Ibero-American Summit, which will take place in Argentina later this year
The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean