The holistic nature and shared importance of childhood calls for a comprehensive approach that involves all actors across multiple sectors (Nurturing Care Framework, World Health Organization, 2018).
… including caretakers, educators, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, leaders, judges, social workers, policy makers law enforcement officers, lawyers, and journalists have a role to play in protecting, caring for and serving children.
The GCA Framework
The Global Childhood Academy (GCA) is the first and only platform that was built to create the online hub for all adults to come and learn together, in one community. When interacting with children there are key fundamental skills that we all need in order to help us provide the best quality service and care to children.
Do all learners learn the same thing on the platform?
For some courses yes. When interacting with children there are key fundamental skills that we all need in order to help us provide the best quality service and care to children. Being able to support child development and protect children from abuse and neglect are two examples of skills that all adults who interact with children need.
In other cases, we need to specialize in our own area of expertise. Law enforcement officers need to learn how to investigate cases of suspected child abuse, while educators need to know when to report cases of concern. Educators and parents need to know the signs of potential development delays, while educational specialists need to be able to provide support and programs to help that child succeed and achieve their fullest potential.
Why do these learners have to learn together?
There is much research about the benefits of joint training. As adults and professionals we begin to appreciate the roles of others, how it connects to what we are doing. More skills and knowledge is shared and trust increases between stakeholders.
A well-designed and effective cross-sector partnership benefits partners through: Increased scale – Successful partnerships leverage combined resources to reach more people and amplify impact and results.
GCA, the platform with a mission
We believe by creating this multi-stakeholder platform, we are helping create better partnerships and collaboration for the service of young children around the world.
Global Childhood Academy is a platform for high-quality education programs open to everyone serving, caring or working with children globally. We collaborate with like-minded, passionate individuals and organizations who want to make a global impact on the lives of children.
We envision a future where children are the center of the community and have access to high-quality education programs where educators collaborate at the individual, community, and societal level.
To Join the Global Childhood Academy (GCA) platform, click here www.globalchildhoodacademy.org
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