Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global Initiative
ICN is part of the Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global Initiative which works to actively promote a multi-sector approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by organisations and governments at all levels.
The CEPPs Mother and Child Manifesto proposes seven principles, providing a common policy framework for multi-sector and multi-stakeholder partnerships between government, private sector, civil society and professional organisations at local and national levels
Principle 1: Provide leadership for Early Parenting and Early Childhood Development at local, regional and national government levels.
Principle 2: Promote partnerships between government, non-government and civil society organisations.
Principle 3: Publish a local, regional or national Childhood and Early Parenting Policy, ensuring universal access and respecting cultural diversity and the voices of women and men.
Principle 4: Establish infrastructure and capacity for education and the delivery of care.
Principle 5: Promote best practices in education and the delivery of care, for mothers and professionals.
Principle 6: Adopt a multi-sector approach ensuring a continuum-of-care in the delivery of physical, emotional and mental health services and early childhood care.
Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on targets and achievements in relation to Early Parenting and Early Childhood Development.