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1 Promoting Health and Developmental Outcomes of the Early Years Through Monitoring Ziba Vaghri, Ph.D University of British Columbia Human Early Learning Partnership, HELP International Program of HELP, I-HELP

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4 Age (years) 81 50

5 $2000 $200 $ Income per person (comparable dollars per year) Life expectancy (years) 50 Burundi 81 Sweden Source: Free material from

6 “…social determinants of health are responsible for almost half of the variation in health outcomes of populations…” The World Health Organization declared: Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

7 9 Knowledge Network (KN), Our institute was designated as WHO’s KN for Early Child Development Commissioner's Report in August of 2008 WHO’s Commissioner on Social Determinants of Health ( ) Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

8 “Equity from the Start” Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

9 Overarching CSDH Recommendations Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

10 The commissioner also identified ECD as one of the most potent social determinant of health! Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

11 Total Environment Assessment Model of ECD TEAM-ECD Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

12 The brain sculpts itself in response to: Pre-programmed “critical Periods” A wide range of stimuli in the environment Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

13 The need for monitoring ECD-related processes and outcomes The need for global alliance Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

14 Convention on Rights of the Child (CRC) Flickr, Photo by katclay In 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was introduced to the world Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

15 # of countries ratified Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

16 Ratification of Treaties CRC Number of Countries Existing Human Rights Treaties

17 A Dramatic Shift Power of scientific evidence and political consensus

18 A monitoring body A monitoring process How is the CRC Safeguarded?

19 Ratification of Convention CRC monitoring process Constructiv e Dialogue

20 The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 1989 GC-7: Implementing child rights in early childhood 2002 History of GC7 Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

21 Child advocates/researchers: Need for a more user-friendly and useful set of GC7 indicators 2005 UNCRC invites group to develop indicators for GC History of GC7 Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

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23 GC7 indicators presented to CRC Indicators of GC7 completed May History of GC7 Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

24 General Measures of Implementation Civil rights and freedoms Family environment and alternative care 1.Dissemination of GC7 2.Constructing and implementing the positive agenda 3.Human Rights training 4.Data collection system 1.Birth registration 1.Participation in household decision making 2.Violence against young children Indicator Clusters Definition of the Child 1.Early Childhood Development

25 Basic health and welfare Education, leisure and cultural activities Special protection measures 1.Basic material needs 2.Child survival and health 3.Age-appropriate health education 1.Early education service provision 2.Educational service provision for vulnerable 3.Knowledge of right and capacity to support it 4.Play, leisure and rest opportunities 1.Inclusive policy and provisions for vulnerable groups

26 Layout of Indicators StructureStructureProcessProcessOutcomeOutcome Has there been a reduction in the last five years in the number of occurrence of all forms of violence perpetrated against young children? Are there initiatives to raise awareness and prevent violent physical and emotional (demeaning, ridiculing) disciplinary measures on children? Are there measures in place to ensure adequate data collection to monitor the progress made on the implementation of the right of young children to freedom from violence? Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

27 Suggestions Positive parenting education Public education through media Steps to have such programs NO In-service training of professionals Are there initiatives to raise awareness and prevent violent physical and emotional (demeaning, ridiculing) disciplinary measures on children? Canada’s Nobody’s Perfect: ssionals /programs/nobod ys-perfect Child Rights Education for Professionals (CRED-PRO): munity_of_practice/CREDPRO Facebook: toons-facebook-end-violence/ Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

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29 “The Committee welcomes the plans to finalize this project so that a set of broadly applicable indicators regarding the implementation of rights of young children becomes available. The next steps have to be pilot studies in order to test and revise the list of indicators if necessary.” The next steps have to be pilot studies in order to test and revise the list of indicators if necessary.” “The Committee welcomes the plans to finalize this project so that a set of broadly applicable indicators regarding the implementation of rights of young children becomes available. The next steps have to be pilot studies in order to test and revise the list of indicators if necessary.”

30 TanzaniaTanzania 552 USD GDP/Capita Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

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37 ChileChile 13,300 USD GDP/Capita Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

38 YES NO PARTIAL YES/PARTIAL NO Chile Heatmaps Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

39 YES NO PARTIAL YES/PARTIAL NO Tanzania Heatmaps Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

40 YES NO PARTIAL YES/PARTIAL NO Tanzania Heatmaps Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

41 Tanzania Heatmaps YES NO PARTIAL YES/PARTIAL NO Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

42 Uses of ECRI A tool for Advocacy Planning and capacity building Taking an inventory of the existing capacities on ECD and child-rights How many “No”s, how many “Yes”s in the system Using the identified “No”s and drawing the attention of the politicians and policy makers to where the gaps are Channelling resources to where the gaps are and turning “No”s to “yes”s Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

43 ColombiaColombia Next Pilot? Medellin, Colombia 1 st time at Community level Medellin, Colombia 1 st time at Community level Next Pilot? Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

44 BC NB NWT Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

45 Bulgaria Albania Romania Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

46 regional deployment of ECRI Brazil El Salvador Guatemala Panama Columbia Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

47 66 Special Protectio n Measures 88 Basic Health & Welfare Early Childhood Rights Indicators Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

48 Early Childhood Rights Indicators Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

49 GlobalChild Vision Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

50 A global momentum has been built for young children To make this work for children, our actions and investments in children and their impact on children need to be monitored What does ECRI help to monitor? Progresses made overtime and how are the duty bearers keeping up with their accountability to the young children. Progresses made overtime and how are the duty bearers keeping up with their accountability to the young children. What has been the impact of the duty bearers’ efforts on the health, development and wellbeing of the children. What has been the impact of the duty bearers’ efforts on the health, development and wellbeing of the children. Why monitor? Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

51 Ready families Protected environments Ready community Ready services nurturanc e Enhanced health and developmental outcomes Courtesy of Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Human Early Learning Partnership; HELP

52 “ If we are to reach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. ” Mahatma Gandhi

53 Thank You Global Knowledge Hub for ECD at: earlylearning.ubc.ca Ziba Vaghri Flickr, Photo by Ahmed Mahin FayazPresentation Design: JA - HELP


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