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Special Issue: Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood Development

Edited by

Aisha K. Yousafzai (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Frances E. Aboud (McGill University), Milagros Nores (National Institute for Early Education), and Pia R. Britto (UNICEF)

Special Issue: Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood Development

Published: May 2018

Volume 1419

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

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What implementation evidence matters: scaling‐up nurturing interventions that promote early childhood development

Pia R. Britto, Manpreet Singh, Tarun Dua, Raghbir Kaur, Aisha K. Yousafzai



What policymakers need from implementation evaluations of early childhood development programs

Joan Lombardi

A network for early childhood development

Shekufeh Zonji

Translation of evidence to practice to promote early childhood development programs

Pablo Stansbery



Reporting guidelines for implementation research on nurturing care interventions designed to promote early childhood development

Aisha K. Yousafzai, Frances E. Aboud, Milagros Nores, Raghbir Kaur

Program to Improve Private Early Education (PIPE): a case study of a systems approach for scaling quality early education solutions

Vikram Jain, Ahmed Irfan, Gauri Kirtane Vanikar

Building capacity in health and education systems to deliver interventions that strengthen early child development

Milagros Nores, Camila Fernandez

Measuring the cost of investing in early childhood interventions and applications of a standardized costing tool

Emily Gustafsson‐Wright, Izzy Boggild‐Jones

Implementation research for early childhood development programming in humanitarian contexts

Katie Maeve Murphy, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Alice J. Wuermli

Care for Child Development in rural Malawi: a model feasibility and pilot study

Melissa Gladstone, John Phuka, Richard Thindwa, Fatima Chitimbe, Kate Chidzalo, Jaya Chandna, Selena Gleadow Ware, Kenneth Maleta

Implementation of Reach Up early childhood parenting program: acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility in Brazil and Zimbabwe

Joanne A. Smith, Helen Baker‐Henningham, Alexandra Brentani, Rose Mugweni, Susan P. Walker

Designing, testing, and implementing a sustainable nurse home visiting program: right@home

Sharon Goldfeld, Anna Price, Lynn Kemp

Integration of parenting and nutrition interventions in a community health program in Pakistan: an implementation evaluation

Aisha K. Yousafzai, Muneera A. Rasheed, Saima Siyal

The Irie Classroom Toolbox: developing a violence prevention, preschool teacher training program using evidence, theory, and practice

Helen Baker‐Henningham

Implementing aeioTU: quality improvement alongside an efficacy study—learning while growing

Milagros Nores, Alexandra Figueras‐Daniel, Maria Adelaida Lopez, Raquel Bernal

Diffusing and scaling evidence‐based interventions: eight lessons for early child development from the implementation of perinatal home visiting in South Africa

Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt, Mary Jane Rotheram‐Borus

Practical considerations for transitioning early childhood interventions to scale: lessons from the Saving Brains portfolio

James M. Radner, Marvin J.S. Ferrer, Dominique McMahon, Anuraj H. Shankar, Karlee L. Silver



Measuring the implementation of early childhood development programs

Frances E. Aboud, Elizabeth L. Prado



State of the science on implementation research in early child development and future directions

Frances E. Aboud, Aisha K. Yousafzai, Milagros Nores