Early development childhood required [Archives:2005/844/Culture]

May 23 2005

By Fahmia AL-Fotih
For the Yemen Times

As most children are neglected and deprived from their basic rights, efforts to change this situation are being extended. Last month at the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Resources Center for Early Childhood was launched. Results of the survey study about Child Rearing Practices were displayed and discussed.

The Early Childhood Development Resource Center (ECDRC) is designed and developed to raise awareness to all aspects of childcare practices and child development. The resource center aims at promoting these issues within a safe, secure and stimulating environment. The goal of the resource center is to provide parents and communities with knowledge in order to improve the quality of life of the Yemeni child. This will be achieved through promoting the physical and cognitive development of the child from conception time up to the age of 8.

Dr. Arwa AL-Amri, the head of ECDRC, further spoke about the mission of the center and its supposed activities “The center is to facilitate networking and building links between relevant governmental and non-governmental institution