Playful parenting is a critical way to build children’s brains and give them the best start in life. Frontline workers such as health, education and social workers are critical to empowering parents to engage in playful and responsive interactions with their young children. But their own knowledge and skills need to be built first.
On June 14, UNICEF, ECDAN, AKF, AKU-IHD and the LEGO Foundation, invite ECD practitioners to join them in a Technical Help Chat focused on building the capacity of frontline workers to deliver playful parenting, using existing training packages such as Care for Child Development (CCD). The Technical Help Chat will delve deeper into how to strengthen the knowledge and skills of various frontline workers and build upon previous webinars on this topic.
What is a Technical Help Chat?
A panel of experts from academia and implementing agencies will provide advice on how to solve real challenges faced by participants in the Technical Help Chat. Unlike a webinar, the format of a technical help chat is entirely based on Q&A to allow for more time for discussion. This technical help chat will cover challenges focused on frontline worker capacity building to deliver CCD and other playful parenting interventions.
It will also focus on challenges that practitioners/implementers of models such as Care for Child Development (CCD) encounter, and will address questions specifically linked to the workforce and capacity building such as:
1. What are professional development strategies to support the workforce delivering CCD and other playful parenting models to ensure that they are effective, but not overburdened?
2. In what ways can we ensure that the workforce is strengthening skills to support caregivers and families specifically on play and communication?
3. In what ways can workforce development of front-line workers implementing playful parenting be delivered in different settings?
How can the expert panel help me with my challenge related to workforce capacity building during the Technical Help Chat?
You can submit the problem you want help with using the registration link below. We will review and select challenges that cover a range of issues related to building the capacity of the workforce to deliver CCD and other playful parenting interventions.
Register for the Technica Chat here.