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National Agency Systems

Maha B. Homsi and Lara A. Hussein

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199922994
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980420 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0021
National Agency Systems

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Holistic development comes as a result of good health, nutrition, early stimulation, positive social and emotional interactions with significant adults/caregivers, play, learning opportunities, and protection from violence. Coordinating these sectors in policy development and implementation is essential for ensuring holistic child development and efficient use of national resources. The presence of a national agency will ensure that all programs maintain a unified pedagogy that guarantees the holistic approach, continuity, and reliability of these programs and allows the smooth transition of children from one program or stage to another. This chapter examines the effectiveness of the Jordanian National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA)’s work in the field of early childhood and analyzes those factors and roles that contribute to or hinder the operation of a national agency.

Keywords: early childhood development; national agency; jordan; national council for family affairs; roles of national agency in ecd

Chapter.  6686 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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