Out of concern about the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on children and their caregivers, ECDAN (Early Childhood Development Action Network) working closely with our partner ECPC, launched a call for coordinated action to protect and support all young children and their caregivers.
Young children and families are experiencing unprecedented challenges and disruptions to their lives with children at great risk of not reaching their full potential. Now, more than ever, parents and caregivers have a pivotal role to play at the front lines of protecting their children from stress and promoting their development, health, and well-being. This crisis has brought to the forefront the critical role of parenting, as well as the tremendous influence the home environment has on children’s lives.
We are concerned about the short term and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on children and their caregivers. Before COVID-19, at least 250 million young children were already at risk of not reaching their full potential. That number is likely to increase exponentially as more people are infected and as more families and communities deal with the socio-economic and the physical and mental health consequences of the crisis. The cost of inaction in the face of COVID-19 will have long term impacts on future human capital.
We must act now. This unprecedented global crisis requires a rapid, coordinated and unified global response on behalf of ALL young children, their parents and caregivers, especially the most vulnerable. We must work collectively and innovatively to adapt, innovate and learn together as we continue to seek equitable and inclusive solutions to the complex and interrelated challenges generated by COVID-19. Join us in developing a global movement for young children, their parents and caregivers for a more resilient and empowering future.
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