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Male Engagement in Early Childhood

This report examines the reality of male engagement in Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Jordan.

This report actively supports parents and caregivers to be more responsive and empowering to raise children in a safe and enriching environment, where Early Childhood Development (ECD) services are integrated across different service providers/sectors, and where it is made a national priority to involve men in early childhood development and care
programs. It examines four main thematic areas: power and privileges, ECD aspects, parenting programs, and policies with respect to the ecological framework. There are a number of recommendations linked to variables, such as educational level, work, number of family members, level of family income, and region.

Male engagement in child rearing creates direct benefits to the immediate and long-term well-being and mental health of the child, including their social development, cognitive, and higher educational achievement outcomes.

This report was lead by Plan International Jordan. The technical committee includes the Royal Health Awareness Society, and the National Council for Family Affairs. The sub-committee that includes the International Rescue Committee (IRC), War Child Holland, The Hashemite University, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) and Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA).

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