Capacity Building for Early Childhood Development

Sara L. Hommel

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:
Capacity Building for Early Childhood Development

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The success of sustained expansion of quality ECD programming depends critically on the capacity in practice and the capacity in knowledge among all relevant stakeholders, including designers, planners, trainers, managers, practitioners, monitors and evaluators, funders, and parents. Capacity in practice refers to the skills of direct practitioners, such as preschool teachers, nurses, and social workers. Equally essential is the capacity in knowledge of policymakers, program designers, training institutions, implementing managers, funders and donors, and, ultimately, parents and community members. All of these must have enough knowledge of the larger system and their place in it to play their roles successfully. For this purpose, capacity building strategies for both practice and knowledge must be developed in advance and remain in place after completion of the scaling process to ensure quality sustainability at scale.

Keywords: ecd capacity building; scaling up ecd; practice capacity; capacity in practice; knowledge capacity; capacity in knowledge; early education capacity

Chapter.  2699 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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