UNICEF appealed to young parents and caregivers to ensure the healthy physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children. “UNICEF promotes reaching children in a holistic manner that support their full development,” said Mr. Yuri Oksamitniy, UNICEF Representative in Belarus.
Minsk, 5 March 2013 – UNICEF appealed to young parents and caregivers to ensure the healthy physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children.
“UNICEF promotes reaching children in a holistic manner that support their full development,” said Mr. Yuri Oksamitniy, UNICEF Representative in Belarus. “The Convention on the Rights of the Child declares the importance of early child development saying that a child has a right to develop ‘to the maximum extent possible’. ‘Better Parenting Package’ is a credible tool helping parents to be knowledgeable. In modern world being knowledgeable is no less essential than being loving, caring and responsible parents”.
The educational project ‘Better Parenting Package’ was developed by UNICEF jointly with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and a group of professionals working with young children. It contains 89 booklets covering a wide range of issues important for children’s well–being. Every booklet has a concise ‘knowledge’ part describing the issue in a simple and clear language followed by a selection of practical tools and techniques that every parent or caregiver can practise with young children in everyday life.
Mr. Vassily Budkevich, Deputy Minister of Education, pointed out the value of UNICEF educational projects. “Better Parenting Package” is well–known and in–demand by parents in our country.Ministry of Education supports such initiatives aimed at implementation of national policies regarding early years and preschool education.”
It was also mentioned that the Ministry of Education will evolve interagency cooperation in the field of preschool education as the scope of issues to be improved is still broad and some of them are cross–sectoral.
Educational project “Better Parenting Package” is available at www.unicef.by
For further information, please, contact:
Julia Novichenok, UNICEF Belarus
Tel + 375 17 210 26 50