Early Childhood Development Task Force (ECDtf)
Since the 2012 inception of the Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities (GPcwd), stakeholders committed to the challenges and opportunities inherent in early childhood development (ECD) as a vital pathway toward inclusive development have contributed to the enterprise. As the first wave of Task Forces began their work in Education, Nutrition, Assistive Technologies, and Humanitarian Action, it became increasingly clear that the essential and cross-cutting perspective of ECD would enhance and enrich deliberations and actions.
The GPcwd provides a platform for collective action and advocacy to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities are included in and prioritized by both the disability and child rights agendas at the global, regional, and country levels.
Main objectives of the ECDtf :
1) To sustain the work of the task force
2) Serve as a network hub for an integrated ECD-ECI voice within GPcwd and in concert with kindred initiatives focused on the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in emergent global and regional development agendas and priorities (e.g., post-2015 Development Goals; strategic plans of organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, CG, GPE, etc.)
3) Contribute to and produce documents, tools, and processes that advance ECDtf priorities and themes.
If you need more information about the task force please send an email to the Chair of the ECT Task Force, Donald Wertlieb firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Wertlieb, Ph.D.
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 USA
President, Partnership for Early Childhood Development & Disability Rights (PECDDR)
Coordinator, Early Childhood Development Task Force (ECDtf) for the Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities (GPcwd)
Senior Fellow, RISE Institute http://www.riseinstitute.org