ARICD Top 6 Values
The Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD), a registered charity and trustee of the Griffiths Scales of Child Development, serves to promote the up-to-date, evidencebased assessment of infants and children. It aims to provide tailored, blended learning opportunities for interdisciplinary health professionals working in children’s services. It advocates ongoing research regarding child development, its assessment, intervention and innovation, and in so doing enhances the wellbeing and quality of life for children and primary caregivers.
Our vision is that the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD) will become internationally renowned as one of the foremost organisations in promoting and improving the wellbeing and developmental opportunities of children worldwide. ARICD will be dynamic, stakeholder-focused, innovative and determined. We will lead the field in the education, knowledge and understanding of early child development, research and assessment by actively promoting the highest standards. The Griffiths Scales of Child Development will become the global tool of choice for developmental assessment, with a worldwide network of expert practitioners.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022
The Strategic Objectives are aimed at improving the ARICD Association, promoting the Griffiths Scales, and furthering the research and education functions of the Association. They include aims to
- Increase the range of skills of Trustees and Committee members
- Maintain financial stability
- Improve Governance and Reduce Risk
- Increase Griffiths Profile and Grow Use of the Scales
- Grow World-wide Presence and Profile by increasing the number of ARICD Members and Griffiths Scales Users
- Broaden the ARICD Research and Education function
- Foster on-going studies and research on the Griffiths Scales
- Continue preparatory work for the future publication of Griffiths IV
There are just under 50 Indicators for the above Objectives with attached Actions. Committees and individual Trustees began work on these Indicators in late 2019.