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SABER early childhood development (English)

A child’s earliest years present a window of opportunity to address inequality. The potential benefits from supporting early childhood development (ECD) range from healthy development to greater capacity to learn while in school and increased productivity in adulthood. In fact, investing in young children through ECD programs is one of the smartest investments a country can make to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and improve outcomes later in life. Developing countries have expanded access to preschool provision in the past decade, with all regions of the world increasing preprimary enrollment. Yet, today, far too few children, especially those from the poorest families, benefit from this critical human development service. The World Bank Group’s systems approach for better education results (SABER) - ECD tool allows policymakers to take stock and analyze existing ECD policies and programs, identifying gaps and areas needing policy attention to promote healthy and robust development for all children.

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SABER early childhood development (English). Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) : early childhood development,SABER Brief Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/156211496297430193/SABER-early-childhood-development