Edited by James F. Leckman, Catherine Panter-Brick and Rima Salah / Yale University
Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the potential for peace within a given community. Available at MIT Press here.
By Panter-Brick, C., Burgess, A., Eggerman, M., McAllister, F., Pruett, K. and Leckman, J. F. (2014).
Full text Journal Child Psychology & Psychiatry here
"Evidence clearly points to the unique and significant role of the father right from the early stages of infancy" and "suggests that the involvement of both parents in intervention is likely, in most cases, to lead to more positive benefits for children." - P. Ramchandi & J. Iles.
From Commentary: Getting fathers into parenting programmes – a reflection on Panter-Brick et al. (2014). Full text here
By Pia Rebello Britto, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Jan van Ravens, L. Angelica Ponguta, Maria Reyes, Soojin Oh, Roland Dimaya, Anna Maria Nieto, and Richard Seder (2014)
While there has been substantial growth in early childhood development (ECD) services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), there is considerable inequity in their distribution and quality. The aim of this paper is to present findings from four countries, using a cross-national case study approach to explore governance mechanisms required to strengthen national systems of ECD services.
Full text Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences here
by Jennifer Heath (Editor), Ashraf Zahedi (Editor). (2014)
Chapter contribution by Yale professors, Drs. Catherine Panter-Brick & Mark Eggerman.
The first volume that not only attempts to analyze the range of challenges facing Afghan children across class, gender, and region but also offers solutions to the problems they face. Available University of Texas Press here.
by Diane Sunar et al. (2013)
Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) and Yale authors present findings from world experts who were polled to ascertain their agreement on the hypothesis that early childhood development (ECD) is a pathway to peace.
Full text J Peacebuilding & Dev here
By L. Angelica Ponguta, PhD, MPH, & Anna L. Zonderman, MPH from Yale University (2013)
The launch of Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) brought together over 140 partners from multiple sectors—including civil society, social and mass media, government, multi- and bilateral agencies, practice and academia—agencies and countries to “create a legacy of sustained peace drawing on the transformative power of early child development.” The ECPC established an unprecedented network and unified global stakeholders with goals in reducing and preventing violence against children, recognizing the transformative power of the early years, and incorporating the broader social context into the promotion and generation of evidence-based early childhood programming for social cohesion, justice, and peace. Full report available here.
For more information, please visit ECPC online here.
by Pia Britto, April Williamson, Travis Snow, Kedar Mankad (Yale). (2013)
Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) is a core program area for Plan International, in recognition of growing evidence from Plan’s own programs, as well as from around the world, that young children will only grow up to fulfill their potential when their rights to survival, protection, development, education and participation are guaranteed through integrated, quality and holistic early childhood programs.
Download Yale/Plan report here
Edited by Pia Britto (Yale), Patrice Engle (Cal Poly State) & Charles Super (UConn). (2013)
“This handbook has become the bible for making ECD central to the post-2015 development agenda.”
-R.H. Dame Tessa Jowell, DBE (Member of Parliament, London, UK)
Available from Oxford Press here.
by Catherine Panter-Brick & James F. Leckman (Yale). (2013)
"In our view, attention to interventions with synergistic effects across multiple systems...is one of the most exciting foci of research and practice in child development." - Authors
Full text J Child Psychology and Psychiatry here
by Pia Rebello Britto (Yale) and Maria Cristina Limlingan (Loyola Univ). (2012)
A companion to the Child Friendly Schools Manual, this module provides guidance to policymakers, educators, programme professionals and practitioners on how to promote holistic early learning and development.
Download the UNICEF report here
by Pia Rebello Britto (Yale), Hirokazu Yoshikawa (Harvard), and Kimberly Boller (Mathematica Policy Research). (2011)
Across nations, Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are of great interest to policymakers, service providers, and families. ECD programs are cross-cutting, often involving the health, education, child welfare, and other sectors, and their emphases shift over the early childhood years. In this paper, the authors propose equity as the construct central to the provision of ECD programs in an international context.
by Pia Rebello Britto, Jan van Ravens and Liliana Angelica Ponguta (Yale). (2011)
Kosovo is moving forward with a keen interest in early childhood. This report presents the findings of an analytical study of the programs and policies in Kosovo that directly or indirectly impact the lives of young children and families. The purpose of this report is to suggest a set of Early Childhood Development (ECD) program and policy recommendations for Kosovo.
Download the UNICEF report here