Time: 2:00 pm GMT (UTC)/ 4:00 pm CEST
Duration: 80 minutes
Margaret Kernan, International Child Development Initiatives, The Netherlands
Jordi Fernandez, PATH Mozambique
Nami Kawakyu, Kawakyu Consulting, USA
Gabriela Guerrero, Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Peru
Kimberly Josephson, Results for Development, USAIn this Webinar, we will be discussing the challenges in scaling up the early childhood workforce by using two examples of programmes targeting children aged birth to three and their caregivers.
These programs include the Cuna Mas Home Visiting programme in Peru, and a program supported by PATH in Mozambique to integrate early childhood development screening and counselling into the routine work of community health workers. Under the ECWI, R4D recently carried out (1) a country study on the workforce supporting Cuna Mas in Peru, and (2) a global landscape analysis of training and professional development for the broader early childhood workforce which includes a case study of PATH’s work in Mozambique.
This webinar proposes to discuss the following questions:
- What are the most effective approaches to training and mentoring early childhood workers involved in delivering early stimulation and health and nutrition services to children age birth to 3 and their families?
- What are the biggest strengths and challenges in professionalizing and retaining members of the early childhood workforce as programs look to scale further?
- What are some approaches to enhancing job satisfaction of members of the early childhood workforce who may be working on a voluntary basis or receiving low remuneration?
We invite additional questions for the panelists from listeners. Ask your questions while registering, or during the webinar itself.