Early Child Development: Improving Physical Environments

To: The Early Child Development Network within The Communication Initiative


Work to improve the physical environments for children is a primary priority for many organizations focused on early child development including The Bernard van Leer Foundation

Reviewing some of the communication processes used to improve those physical environments I was struck by the creativity: circuses in Ecuador; brick kiln children in India; an animal therapy centre as part of a comprehensive programme in Colombia; art in the United Kingdom and Brazil; Sanitation Clubs in Mozambique; theatre in Kenya; story rooms in the USA; information collection in Brazil; and much more.

Please do share the creative communication processes and contexts which you have selected to improve the physical environments for children. (Simply reply by email or open the link below and comment.) If you can also outline and share the rationale for these choices and the impact you have seen that would be excellent.

Thanks - Warren