We foster and support children’s healthy brain development in the Caribbean and all tropical regions worldwide.

The Caribbean Center for Child Neurodevelopment (CCCN) is an intervention and research center under the umbrella of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) at St. George’s University, Grenada.
Our vision is a world in which all children feel safe, connected, and cognitively empowered to effectively resolve conflict within themselves and with others in a socially sustainable way.

Pillars of the CCCN

Intervention

We design and implement programs that enhance healthy development in children by focusing on safety, relationships, and eliminating violence.

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Policy Advising

We work as advisors and consultants with local, regional, and global partners to ensure that child and family health is at the forefront.

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Measurement and Evaluation

We design and conduct child assessments to ensure that our interventions are making a difference.

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Public Health

We use our team’s multidisciplinary expertise to reduce violence and to promote and enhance population health and resilience.

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Announcements

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Why we do what we do

Up To 250,000 Million Children...

…(mainly in low- and middle-income countries) under the age of five are at risk of failing to reach their full neurodevelopmental potential. Evidence indicates that this early child development deficit can be prevented by ensuring ideal health and environmental conditions. The way forward to improve developmental outcomes is clear. The challenge now is to design, develop, implement, and assess appropriate intervention programs in low- and middle-income countries where they are most needed.

How We Can Help You

⊛ We conduct trainings on brain-based Nurturing Care interventions such as the widely acclaimed Conscious Discipline programme.

⊛ We design and implement systems for measuring and evaluating programmes that improve child neurodevelopment in developing tropical regions.

⊛ We build local capacity for assessing neurodevelopment in ways that are culturally reliable and valid in the Caribbean and in tropical developing regions.

⊛ We develop and disseminate best practice policies for child neurodevelopment to local, national, regional, and international policymakers.

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