Early Childhood

The Facts

Children who participate in quality pre-school programs have better health, social-emotional and educational outcomes than those who do not. These gains are particularly powerful for children from low-income families.


Research shows that the foundations for learning are largely built in the early years of life, before a child ever crosses the thresholds of primary school. Reaching children early is the best way to transform futures.

Our Program: School Readiness

Our Early Childhood Program is centered around getting children to the necessary developmental stage so that they are ready to learn and succeed in the classroom (ages 0-6).

We train Tijonel (women community volunteers) to work with the mothers and infants in their communities. This way, the Tijonels feel empowered to help their community and each of our communities is equipped with an early childhood expert!

Hilda, Jakeline, Margarita and Margaret

Through these trainings, parents begin to understand the importance of early stimulation. They also gain knowledge on how to  ensure their children are healthy and reaching key developmental and cognitive milestones.


Trainings Include But Are Not Limited To Helping Children:

1. Move around more.
2. Become brave and be less fearful of things.
3. Participate in group activities.
4. Learn how to hold a pencil, draw and paint.
5. Learn how to follow rules.
6. Learn how to respect others.
7. Learn how to sing together.
8. Learn how to be more social.
9. Learn animal sounds.
10. Develop good relationships with their mothers
by working together on activities that they can
do at home.

School the World also emphasizes the importance of enrollment in pre-primary school. If there is not one in the community, we empower parents to request a pre-primary school teacher from the government.

We also build pre-primary schools and drive the supply of age-appropriate tools and games.

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Our early childhood teacher training program helps teachers identify the cognitive markers that make a child "ready for school". We help them learn the best practices to achieve those markers and develop social and emotional skills so children begin to learn things like patience and self control.