ANECD annual meeting took place in Amman, Jordan, November 13-15, 2017. The meeting was attended by 30 participants coming from ministries, childhood councils, non-governmental organizations, regional and international agencies, and academia, as well as individual experts, from Arab and foreign countries. In addition to reviewing the strategic orientations of the network, the meeting worked on advancing the programmatic activities and consolidating the membership and governance of the network. The general assembly of the network and the executive committee were formed with clear functions for each in this transitional period. Moreover, the meeting witnessed the formation of four working committees on the following themes: 1) Networking, 2) Research, 3) Working with Refugees, and 4) EC Workforce.