Health Care for ECD

Facility-based health care

Facility-based health care services in Europe and Central Asia have a unique opportunity to support holistic child development, as well as caregivers with knowledge and guidance on how to meet the needs of their developing child. 

What is Nurturing care?

To reach their full potential, children need the five inter-related and indivisible components of nurturing care: good health, adequate nutrition, safety and security, responsive caregiving and opportunities for learning. In the first years of life, parents, intimate family members and caregivers are the closest to the young child and thus the best providers of nurturing care. This is why secure and responsive family environments are important for young children.