This Series considers new scientific evidence for interventions, building on the findings and recommendations of previous Lancet Series on child development and proposes pathways for implementation of early childhood development at scale. The Series emphasis “nurturing care”, especially of children below three years of age, and multi-sectoral inventions starting with health which can have wide reach to families and young children through health and nutrition.
“Young children’s healthy development depends on nurturing care – care which ensures health, nutrition, responsive caregiving, safety and security, and early learning.” - The Lancet 2017 Series “Executive Summary Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale”
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Read about the Series' four key messages: the burden and cost of inaction is high; young children need nurturing care from the start; we must deliver multi-sector interventions; and we need to strengthen government leadership to scale up what works.