| Aug 13, 2010
Early childhood is a critical period, yet countries have been slow to recognize its importance. For three days, September 27-29, 2010, in Moscow, Russian Federation, the first-ever World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education will address the unique nature of these early years, and the need for special measures to ensure that every child gets a good start in life.
The Conference sub-title, “Building the Wealth of Nations,” emphasizes the connection between the strong foundations required to prepare a child’s transition from home to school and beyond, and the foundations that allow societies to develop and prosper. The Conference is jointly sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Culturual Organization (UNESCO) and the City of Moscow, Russian Federation. Some 1,000 participants are expected, representing governments, health and education sectors, the private sphere, donors, practitioners, and advocates for children’s rights. For more information, visit the website launched by UNESCO.