Health Care for ECD
Care for Child Development

A UNICEF and WHO package that provides guidance to health care and other providers on how to counsel caregivers to help them build stronger relationships with their young children and solve challenges when providing nurturing care.

Who is it for?

For use by frontline workers and practitioners from a variety of sectors such as health, nutrition, education, and child protection.

Why is it useful?

  • CCD approach 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.


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