From Bills to Cradles: Designing Effective Guidelines for Childcare Policy Implementation – Lessons from Kajiado County

Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Human Development

  • April 2024
  • Policy brief

Impactful stakeholder engagement can provide learnings to create guidance on effective childcare provision, especially within nomadic pastoralist settings such as the Maasai community. In such communities where cultural practices inform day-to-day activities, it is important to develop appropriate practices that incorporate culture into child care. The successful implementation of childcare policies requires more than just passing legislation; it demands the development of clear and actionable guidelines. This policy brief outlines the considerations in designing effective guidelines for implementing childcare policies, emphasizing the importance of translating legislative intent into practical action to support childcare provision within nomadic pastoralist communities.



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