Canada / Global: The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) is a global inter-agency consortium with strong links to regional networks and a track record of advocacy and knowledge generation and dissemination at an international level.
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD)
The Consultative Group on Early Chilhdood Care and Development is a global network with committed partner agencies, institutions and professionals involved in the field of ECCD at all levels. The focus on young children (prenatal to 8yrs), their families and communities remains highly relevant in 2009 when taking into account the very large numbers of young children living in difficult and resource-poor contexts and the effects this has on their overall physical, social and cognitive development and well-being.
The Consultative Group's mission is to improve early childhood policy and practice focusing on children in disadvantaged circumstances. We do this
- by promoting a wider dialogue among practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and national and international agencies;
- through the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of knowledge and through coordinated advocacy.
Knowledge Generation and Dissemination
Contributing to the development of a diverse global knowledge base on ECCD through the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of information which is accessible and used by a wide range of actors and stakeholders
Communications and Advocacy
Facilitating a broad-based global understanding of the critical importance of ECCD to social development and poverty reduction and advocate for improved investments, policies and actions to support the holistic development of young children.
Strengthening Regional Capacity
Strengthening national and regional capacities to generate and disseminate knowledge, share information and advocate for the support of children’s overall development.
Louise Zimanyi, Director
Tel: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4801
CG Secretariat based at:
Faculty of Community Services
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 Canada
Tel: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4801 Fax: (416) 979-5384