The ANECD is an Arab organization centered on early childhood development, and its values are rooted in a collaborative and participatory network of international and regional organizations, experts, academics, and similar-minded local and international NGOs.
The ANECD was established in 2014, activated and deployed by the efforts of the Arab Resource Collective (ARC). Both ARC and ANECD are currently united as one entity devoted to happy children in the Arab Countries
The Network’s vision is to see children within Arab countries and societies enjoy their rights, happiness, and well-being in an enriching environment of freedom, social justice, and equality
The network’s mission is to connect, empower, harmonize, advocate, produce and communicate regionally adapted early childhood development experiences and resources to Arab societies on the rights of young children to health, education, family life, play, and entertainment, to an adequate standard of living, and to protection from abuse and harm, through networking effectively