Aparajita Bhargarh Chaudhary is Early Childhood Development Specialist at UNICEF India. She has been an early childhood development professional for more than twelve years. Over the years she has worked in academic institutions, international organisations, civil society organization to strengthen the quality of early childhood programmes through research, programming and advocacy at the national and state levels. She has worked in several qualitative and quantitative research studies in the area and tried to influence the policy and practice by providing technical assistance to the government and designing programmes for young children and their families using the research recommendations. She has a master’s degree in Child Development with specialization in Early Childhood Care and Education from University of Delhi.