six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to
ensure healthy development of young children.
the National Early Childhood Development conference (ECD) in Abuja with
the theme; “Investing early in Nigerian children”.
the policies will afford parents time and resources needed to support
their young children’s healthy development.
Indicator Cluster Survey, the key indicators of child development remain
low in ally.
of 36 to 59 months are attending an organised early childhood education
programme, while more than 31 per cent of children under the age of five
are moderately and severely underweight.
childhood education programme is a foundation for health, productivity,
learning and social cohesion”.
the meaning and importance of the early years of a child from conception
to five years in early childhood nutrition, education and development.
physically and mentally because critical national policies are not
providing an adequate foundation for their growth.
rapidly. Providing good nutrition, loving care and appropriate play
provide solid foundation for child’s learning and eventual contribution
to economic and social growth.
support has a strategic place in the achievement of the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGS).
quality pre-primary education and good nutrition will help to secure
healthy and productive future generations in Nigeria,” Fall said.
in place will help to improve the overall health of a child, enable
parents and care givers to be more responsive to children’s needs and
provide greater safety and security,” he added.
conference was the inauguration of UNICEF report on Early Moments Matter
for Early Child.