The Early Years Regional Alliance is a forum for improved coordination among development partners in Europe and Central Asia, and for joining forces to advance the early childhood agenda at the regional and national levels. The overarching goal of the Alliance is to catalyze a movement in Europe and Central Asia for convergent, high quality and equitable services to promote the development and well-being of all young children (0-8 years) and their families.
Established by ISSA, Open Society Foundations, UNICEF and Save the Children International with support from the World Bank and the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, the Alliance welcomes interested partners who share the same goals.
Through joint efforts and building on the expertise of the members, the Alliance aims to be:
- a powerful force to create recognition for the qualitative improvement and quantitative expansion of inclusive early childhood services in European and Central Asian countries
- a venue for information exchange and dissemination of good practices
- a means for regional actors to liaise with and jointly contribute to relevant global initiatives, global networks, and national activities