Care for Child Development

Care for Child Development (CCD) is an evidence-based approach designed to promote early learning and responsive caregiving through integration into existing services in a variety of sectors such as health, nutrition, education, and child protection. 

CCD fosters stimulation of young children by guiding their parents and caregivers on how to engage in play and communication activities that promote motor, cognitive-language and social-emotional skills. It also strengthens responsive caregiving skills by coaching parents and caregivers during a play interaction with their child to observe, interpret and appropriately respond to their child’s signals.

CCD was originally developed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the late 1990s and updated in 2012. 

It includes the participant manual, counseling cards, facilitator notes, guide for clinical practice and framework for M&E.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO)


Child Development
Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development