Publications & Reports

Browse editions of our journal, Early Childhood Matters, and our Early Childhood in Focus series, along with other selected publications and reports. All are free to download or read online.

Template of Infant, Toddler and Caregiver (ITC) Integration in Udaipur

Prepared by ICLEI-SA, under the guidance of the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, this publication is a set of design guidelines based… Read more

Policy briefs - The Early Years

Want to get up to speed on early childhood issues? Whether a seasoned practitioner or new to the field, these policy briefs explain some of the biggest challenges facing young… Read more

An Evaluation of Mother Tongue Based Early Learning and Parents+ (MTELP+) Programme

The Mother Tongue Based Early Learning and Parents+ Programme ran from 2016 to 2021 (having been extended due the COVID-19 pandemic) in the state of Odisha, India – a partnership… Read more

Zümrütevler Square Interim Implementation

Available in English and Turkish, this short book looks at how a busy intersection in Istanbul – Zümrütevler Square – was transformed in 2019 to create a space for families… Read more

Data-driven Decision Making and Policy Development

Local administrations can increasingly draw on data to decide how they provide urban services, and strengthen communications with the populations they serve. This publication surveys best-practice examples from around the… Read more

Bridging the divide: Coalition building for early childhood development in Istanbul, 2016–2020

Based on interviews conducted in June and July 2020, this case study explores how principles of early childhood development are now becoming embedded in the work of Turkish local governments. Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2020

Front and centre of this year’s Early Childhood Matters are resounding calls to action from global leaders and experts to ensure that young children, families, frontline workers and cities continue… Read more

State of the young child in India

One of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India, this report is aimed at practitioners, policymakers, influencers and researchers. It looks at the current state of children’s physical… Read more

Early Childhood Education Frameworks in Israel in International Comparison: Participation Rates, Maternal Employment, Quality Indices, and Future Achievements

This literature review is the first report of the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality. It compares the situation of early childhood education and care services in… Read more

Background papers on caregivers’ mental health

To increase knowledge on the importance of investing at an early stage of life and the need to focus on the impact of the parental and carer mental health on… Read more