ECDiE Programming Library

The Early Childhood Development in Emergencies (ECDiE) Programming Library is a compilation of resources to support local-level implementers, service providers, and humanitarian workers in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of quality, multi-sectoral, inclusive ECDiE interventions. More information on the library is available here.


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18 December 2017 Toolkit Save the Children

Education in Emergencies Toolkit

The EiE Toolkit aims to raise the quality of Save the Children's EiE programmes through providing guidance on how to employ a more systematic and tools-based approach to analysing EiE needs and designing and implementing programmes.

1 November 2018 Policy Brief Moving Minds Alliance, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

Early Childhood Development and Early Learning for Children in Crisis and Conflict

This background paper presents the case for increased attention and investment in early childhood in conflict and crisis contexts, with focused attention on early learning and family support. The scale of the problem, current science and evidence, current global standards and principles, and case studies are all discussed and priority recommendations are offered

16 February 2017 Manual/Handbook/Guide Save the Children

Early Childhood Development in Emergencies Manual

This manual provides guidance on how to assess need, design, and implement Early Childhood Development in Emergencies (ECDiE), supporting each of the four core components of a response: early learning and stimulating environments, positive child-caregiver interaction, protective environments, and holistic child wellbeing.

1 January 2016 Toolkit
Johns Hopkins University

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

The purpose of the Social and Behavior Change Communication for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit is to provide a set of key considerations for SBCC activities in emergency situations. It is our hope that by completing the exercises presented in this I-Kit, national governments will be better prepared to manage serious public health events.

30 November 2022 Toolkit
Global Education Cluster, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Save the Children, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
European Union, REACH, Translators without Borders

Strengthening Rapid Education Response Toolkit

The first of its kind Strengthening Rapid Education Response Toolkit provides country or field-level Education teams practitioners and coordinators with a practical resource and advocacy tool to ensure education’s inclusion in first phase humanitarian response. This includes demonstrating and advocating for the importance of including education in RRMs for a holistic and child-focused response to non-education actors.

11 May 2020 Journal Article
Child Abuse & Neglect

Supporting Syrian families displaced by armed conflict: A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Caregiver Support Intervention

The Caregiver Support Intervention (CSI) aims to strengthen parenting by lowering stress and improving psychosocial wellbeing among refugee parents, while also increasing knowledge and skill related to positive parenting. We describe the findings of a two-arm pilot randomized controlled trial of the CSI with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The primary aim was to test the feasibility of our study methodology prior to conducting a definitive RCT.

5 February 2022 Case Study World Vision

WASH Core Project Model

The WASH Project Model (PM) is a set of evidence-based practices in the three principal domains of WASH intervention: water, sanitation and hygiene. Over the years, these interventions have proven to be effective for the implementation of programmes that are impactful, scalable and sustainable across a variety of contexts where World Vision works (primarily in rural Area Programme settings).

1 January 2014 Manual/Handbook/Guide Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Humanitarian Needs Assessment: The Good Enough Guide

The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) and the Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB) have produced this guide to fill the gap that existed for a practical resource that pulls together the main lessons learned from various initiatives and experiences.

1 July 2020 Learning Material
The University of the West Indies

Parent Manual: Activities for children up to age 3 years

This manual provides content that can be shared with parents to support playful interactions for children 0-36 months. The manual was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the suspension of many programs that involved home visiting or parent groups

1 September 2016 Report Theirworld

Safe Spaces: The Urgent Need for Early Childhood Development in Emergencies and Disasters

This Theirworld report looks at the urgent need for Safe Spaces in emergencies – places where babies, young children and their caregivers can get support to counter the negative impacts of crisis situations on children’s growth and development. The report warns the international community is neglecting millions of vulnerable babies and young children affected by conflicts and disasters.

6 October 2017 Toolkit Save the Children

Learning and Well-Being in Emergencies: Resource Kit

he toolkit contains components that include Introduction for proposal development and advocacy; Community Action for initial non-formal education or informal learning; Teacher Training to support teachers/facilitators; Learner Assessment tools, and a comprehensive Community Action component to support literacy and well-being in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.

22 December 2010 Toolkit Plan International

Child-Centred DRR Toolkit

The toolkit is made up of 4 modules: Training children on disaster risk reduction through the hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment; Planning, monitoring and evaluating child-centred disaster risk reduction programmes; Action planning with children on disaster risk reduction; and Advocacy with children on disaster risk reduction.

24 August 2022 Brief Moving Minds Alliance

How the youngest children are left behind in humanitarian response

In this short and clear brief, we define early childhood development and why is it important to understand specially in crisis contexts. We also explain the Nurturing care framework and how to use it to mitigate risks for young children in crisis settings and supporting them to have a healthy development.

24 August 2022 Brief Moving Minds Alliance

The developing brain in crisis contexts

This brief talks about the threats of young children in crisis being exposed to pro-longed stress and adversities and how to best mitigate the impact on their brain development. It shares how the humanitarian sector can incorporate early childhood development programs in their emergency response plans and programs through the nurturing framework lens.

11 November 2022 Brief Moving Minds Alliance

How early childhood development in emergencies promotes gender equality

This brief explains how early childhood development contributes to Gender equality. It focuses on how ECD services prevent gender based violence in emergencies and how it closes the gender gap in parental care. It shares examples of several ECDIE and Gender interventions in emergency context and recommendations on how humanitarian workers can promote gender equality through ECDIE.

24 January 2023 Brief Moving Minds Alliance

Why supporting caregivers’ mental health in crisis settings is essential for young children’s holistic development

This brief highlights the importance of supporting caregivers’ mental health in crisis settings to young children’s holistic development. It presents data on the severity of the global mental health crisis, which is being exacerbated by the lack of funding for psychosocial support for children, youth, and families.

31 January 2023 Brief Moving Minds Alliance

Child protection for the youngest children affected by emergencies

This brief highlights how child protection is critical to preventing lifelong consequences for young children exposed to violence and trauma during emergencies. It further emphasizes that child protection can provide positive inputs that reduce and prevent the potentially lifelong negative impacts of emergencies on young children.

1 January 2023 Training Material United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Introduction to Caring for the Caregiver

The Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) package focuses on enabling front-line workers to promote caregivers' mental health and emotional well-being. CFC provides front-line workers with skills and activities to address barriers by encouraging self-care, partner and family engagement, and problem-solving barriers to resources.

24 May 2022 Manual/Handbook/Guide Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Guidance Note on Teacher Wellbeing in Emergency Settings

This INEE Minimum Standards-aligned Guidance Note is an opportunity to put teacher wellbeing at the center of our response and recovery efforts in conflict and crisis affected settings. Not just because an investment in teachers is an investment in children and adolescents, but because at this moment in history teachers deserve our unparalleled attention as an end unto itself. 

28 May 2021 Policy Brief United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

Inclusion in early childhood care and education: Brief on inclusion in education

Inclusion in education must start in the early years when the foundation for lifelong learning is built and fundamental values and attitudes  are  formed. Inequality in learning and development emerges during early childhood, before children begin primary school. Beginning to address inclusion when children begin primary school is simply too late.

1 May 2023 Report International Rescue Committee (IRC), LEGO Foundation, NYU Global TIES for Children, Sesame Workshop

Lessons and Impacts of a Remote Early Childhood Education Program in Hard-to-Access Settings in Lebanon: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study is the first evaluation of a remote early childhood education (ECE) program for families affected by conflict and crisis and the second of the effect of short-term (shorter than 3 months) ECE programming. It evaluates the impact of an 11-week remote early learning program (RELP) delivered alone and in combination with Ahlan Simsim Families (ASF), a parenting support program.

1 December 2022 Case Study United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Little Ripples Programme in Chad

This is the executive summary of an external evaluation undertaken by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) of the Little Ripples programme in Chad. Little Ripples is a programme created and run by iACT - an NGO based in California, United States.

1 March 2013 Manual/Handbook/Guide Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education

Building upon the INEE Minimum Standards, the INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education offers strategies for developing and implementing conflict sensitive education (CSE) programmes and policies.

31 July 2009 Manual/Handbook/Guide
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

INEE Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction

These guidance notes have been developed for policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations and the resiliency of the buildings they occupy.

23 September 2021 Manual/Handbook/Guide Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

IASC Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental and Psychosocial Support Programmes in Emergency Settings

This document provides guidance on the assessment, research, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS programmes in emergency settings. Although designed specifically for emergency contexts (including protracted crises), the framework may also be applicable for the transition phases from emergency to development (including disaster risk reduction initiatives).

1 May 2016 Assessment
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Washington Group on Disability Statistics

Washington Group/UNICEF Module on Child Functioning

The Washington Group/UNICEF Module on Child Functioning covers children between 2 and 17 years of age and assesses functional difficulties in different domains including hearing, vision, communication/comprehension, learning, mobility and emotions.

22 May 2023 Manual/Handbook/Guide
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Global Nutrition Cluster, GNC Technical Alliance

Quick Guide for Maximizing Early Childhood Development within Nutrition in Emergencies Programmes

This quick guide offers tips, practical tools and rationale for promoting early childhood development in Nutrition in Emergencies response, noting that ECD is already a part of NiE programmes but can be strengthened to more effectively support children's nutrition and development.

1 January 2023 Training Material United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Disability inclusion in humanitarian coordination

This module sets out the key actions for coordination teams to ensure that the needs and priorities of persons with disabilities are addressed through humanitarian coordination. It will equip learners with the knowledge to identify the needs and priorities of persons with disabilities and to design and monitor a response that addresses these.