'Early Childhood Counts - A Programming Guide on Early Childhood Care for Development' is a manual concentrating on early childhood development. It details the preparation, planning, implementation, financing, monitoring and evaluation of diverse ECCD programming strategies. Topics in the Programming Guide include - Needs Assessment. Making a Choice about Approach. Creating the Infrastructure. Monitoring and Evaluation. Costs, Benefits, and Financing. 'The Programming Guide' is an invaluable resource for trainers who can use it in the development of training workshops and the creation of customized training materials. The Guide can also serve as a self-guided course on ECCD.