Equality for Sustainability: OMEP World Project 2013-14

OMEP is supporting early childhood practitioners, trainers, researchers and advisors in their practical efforts to empower young children to escape some of the disadvantages that they face due to an accident of birth into poverty, abuse or discrimination. Key Definitions    Investing in Young Children.  For application proformas and resources see: HERE

Growing up in poverty has a profound and lasting impact on the learning and development of young children. Deprivation stunts the normal brain development of young children, and early experiences shape the future cognitive, social, and emotional development of every child. It has been estimated that 200 million children under age 5 in low- and middle-income countries fail to reach their developmental potential (Grantham-McGregor et al, 2007, Sherr et al, 2009, Walker et al, 2011) . Most importantly, the extant research demonstrates that the risk factors and adverse experiences of these young children can be counteracted using evidence-based early interventions (Engel et al, 2007, 2011, Woodhead, 2009, Woodhead et al 2012, 2013).


One thought on “Equality for Sustainability: OMEP World Project 2013-14

  1. We need to intervene early to try and remove obstacles which are working against the learning and development of children. Efforts ought to be taken to build the capacity of parents who are custodians of children at home to ensure that they grow up in an environment that promotes healthy growth and development.
    At school, the teaching and learning environment should be improved through the provision of the necessary materials inorder to maximise educational achievement.

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