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This is the new website for the Early Childhood Forum (ECF), which brings together national organizations and professional associations in the early childhood sector for all young children from birth to seven. ECF exists to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate differences and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.

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WHO Early Childhood Education & Care Global Standards Survey


Dear Colleagues


The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a set of Global Standards for nutrition and movement behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviours such as sitting, and sleep) for early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. 


This is an invitation to participate in a survey and share with WHO your views on what should be included in the Global Standards. The survey is suitable for people working in peak organisations. Can you please distribute this to your contacts in peak bodies (e.g. ministries of Health or Education or early childhood organisations or regulation authorities)?


The survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVVZF5X


This survey is being facilitated by the University of Wollongong (Australia) and has been reviewed by the Human Research Ethics Committee (Social Sciences) of the University of Wollongong (approval number 2018/424), and the Human Research Ethics Committee at WHO (Protocol ID: ERC.0003119). Should you require any further information, or wish to request the survey in a different language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese available), please do not hesitate to contact Dr Ellie Taylor elliejo@uow.edu.au


Thank you for your participation.


Anthony D. Okely, EdD
Senior Professor and Director of Research
Early Start | Faculty of Social Sciences
Room 214, Building 21 | University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
T: +61 2 4221 4641 | M: +61 425 227 616



Thursday 6 June

Tuesday 22 October meeting  - includes election of committee members. Nomination forms will be sent out soon.

All meetings start at 10:30 and will be held at Montessori, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PE

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