Co-authored by Nevertiti Al Dwaire

This year, IRC’s Education Unit and Airbel have begun prototyping new solutions to improve the cognitive and social-emotional development of young children affected by the Syrian crisis. Vroom, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, promotes early childhood development by delivering bite-sized tips through fun games that parents can do…


“This is too important for fathers not to be involved — for us not to target them with information about early childhood development (ECD).” Abu Rabia makes this statement and I understand it a minute later once our translator repeats it back to me in English. The information he’s referring…


Co-authored by Marika Shioiri-Clark

Currently, one million Syrian children under the age of 5 are displaced outside of their country. These children face long-term cognitive and social-emotional consequences of crisis and conflict, leaving an entire generation at risk.

Parenting programs that promote nurturing care and early learning can be effective in mitigating the negative…

Katelin Swing Wilton

Travel-obsessed, Vermonter-turned-Brooklynite, cat person, Senior Specialist Early Childhood Development for @TheIRC

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