OMEP supports early childhood as a priority for 2015 to
Early Childhood: A Global Priority
- Open Appeal
to local, national and world leaders
CURRENT WORLD AND OMEP-USA PROJECTS
1. Collaborating with UNICEF in the development of OMEP's WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives in early childhood settings in the developing world.
2. In collaboration with UNICEF, completing a publication of WASH from the START: Soap Stories and Toilet Tales from Early Childhood Settings around the World. To see previous versions about older children in school settings, please visit
3. Participating in World OMEP's Haiti Earthquake Relief and Japan Earthquake Relief Projects
4. Supporting a preschool in Jamaica — OMEP-USA has sent books and school materials
5. Contributing to a professional library for a new early childhood program at MICO University in Jamaica — OMEP-USA members have sent child development texts and other professional books
6. Collecting books and school supplies for early childhood programs in Liberia — OMEP-USA members have created and sent journals, school supplies, and children's books
7. Creating journal books for children in various parts of the world. -- OMEP -- USA members have created books, donated by Lakeshore, and distributed them in Belize, Jamaica, Liberia and the USA
8. Sponsoring an annual Volunteer Service Day for children in a selected city in the US (New Orleans in 2011; Washington, DC in 2012)
9. Working with the Campaign for the Ratification of the Convention the Rights of the Child and other organizations toward the goal of ratification in the US Senate.
10. Developing information and activities relating to World OMEP’s Education for Sustainable Development focus.
CURRENT WORLD OMEP POLICY EMPHASIS: EARLY CHILDHOOD AS A HIGH PRIORITY IN THE UN’S 2015-2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
OMEP members around the world are communicating with local, regional, national and international policy makers to promote early childhood development as a high priority for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide government policies and spending around the world from 2015 – 2030. For information, contact Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, President of World OMEP at email@example.com or Judith Wagner, Deputy President of World OMEP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE ABOUT OMEP-USA
1. OMEP Japan Kodomo Relief Fund for assistance to
the area most affected by the devastating earthquake and
tsunami of March 11, 2010. Please send your contribution
by June 1, 2011. Click here for donation instructions.
2. Haiti Relief Project with World OMEP
3. Support for a preschool in Jamaica — OMEP-USA has
sent books and school materials
4. Support for a professional library for a new early
childhood program at MICO University in Jamaica — OMEP-USA
members have sent child development texts and other
5. Books and school supplies for early childhood in
Liberia — OMEP-USA members have created and sent
journals and are also collecting school supplies
6. Journal books for children in an orphanage in Belize
-- OMEP –USA members have made books and distributed
them in Belize, Jamaica, Liberia and the USA
OMEP-USA is participating in various World OMEP efforts
with UNICEF and other organizations. Further details
will appear on this website as plans develop.
World OMEP Projects: The world organization
participates in a variety of research, development, and
advocacy projects. Information about some of the current
projects can be found at
OMEP and Sustainability: Among ‘s current efforts
is to promote the United Nations Millennium Goals (UNMG)
relating to sustainability. OMEP has taken the lead in
exploring this question: how can we educate everyone --
from little children to our oldest citizens – about
taking care of the environment? How can we promote
understanding of the interrelatedness of the physical,
social, and economic environments, and realization that
world peace can only be achieved when each of these
environments is strong, stable, equitable and just. For
more information about OMEP’s work relating to Education
for Sustainable Development (ESD), visit
For additional information about Education for
Sustainability, please visit the Downloads and the Links
pages of this website.
Photographs of OMEP projects:
Water Project by Preschool Teacher in Kenya,