International Early Childhood and Child Development

In low- and middle-income countries, children’s survival rates and access to primary education have both increased dramatically. Attention is now turning to improving children’s early development, and their preparation to enter primary school on time and ready to learn.

Our Work

AIR's work focuses on early stimulation and nutrition, quality of early care and education, and the use of innovative strategies to promote school readiness in places where comprehensive pre-primary education is largely unavailable.

Image of David Seidenfeld
Senior Vice President, International Development
Elizabeth Spier
Principal Researcher