[NEW RESOURCE] Climate-sensitive Early Childhood Care and Education Brief

Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development
Climate Change

We are delighted to share a new policy brief on Promoting Climate-Sensitive Early Childhood Care and Education in Emergencies

Climate ECD brief cover photoThis brief addresses a gap in climate change and education literature: young children who are affected by crises. Climate mitigation and adaptation efforts often exclude early childhood care and education (ECCE), especially in crises and emergencies. Therefore, the brief outlines multisectoral ECCE interventions that can serve as solutions to broader climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. These interventions look at long-term solutions that reduce children’s exposure to climate change risks. The aim of these long-term solutions is to create new climate-adapted ways of thinking, being, and doing by focusing on care – for each other and for the earth – and by building climate resilience among children and their supporting care systems.

This resource is a free and open source global good and should be contextualized for use in alignment with local needs, norms, and values. It is available in English, and will soon be translated into Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. We encourage you to share it widely! 

We would like to thank Unbounded Associates for their collaborative, iterative, and thoughtful approach to developing this resource. We would like to thank the members of the INEE Early Childhood Development Working Group and other individuals who gave their time and expertise to inform this policy brief. 

If you have questions or feedback about this resource, please contact Maria Benavides at maria.benavides@inee.org. We also encourage you to join the #EarlyChildhoodDevelopment channel in the INEE Community of Practice (free to join!).