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Scaling up the Early Childhood Workforce to Support Children from Birth to Age Three: Lessons from Peru and Mozambique

22 June, 2017

How do we effectively train and mentor the workers who are responsible for delivering early stimulation and health and nutrition services to the youngest children and their families? Is it possible for volunteer or low-paid workers to maintain job satisfaction as programs grow in size and scope?


Listen to a recording of the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI) webinar on June 14th to learn from program experiences in Peru and Mozambique.



The webinar was held on June 14, 2017 and featured the following speakers:


Moderator: Margaret Kernan, International Child Development Initiatives, The Netherlands



  • Jordi Fernandez, PATH Mozambique

  • Kimberly Josephson, Results for Development, USA

  • Nami Kawakyu, Kawakyu Consulting, USA

  • Gabriela Guerrero, Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Peru


The panelists discussed the challenges in scaling up the early childhood workforce by using examples from the Cuna Mas Home Visiting programme in Peru, and a program supported by PATH in Mozambique to integrate early childhood development screening and counselling into the routine work of community health workers.


The webinar drew on recent analysis, including:

  1. An upcoming ECWI case study of the Cuna Mas program in Peru*

  2. A global landscape analysis of training and professional development for the broader early childhood workforce which includes a case study of PATH’s work in Mozambique.


*Subscribe to R4D insights to be among the first to receive the ECWI Cuna Mas case study.

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