Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development is one of the obligatory components of the child centered community development (CCCD) program of Help a Child. The main goal of our Early Childhood Development approach is for all children to receive the stimulation and care they need in the early years, from conception to primary school age (0-7) to develop to their full potential.
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Below, you can download the Early Childhood Development global guidelines of Help a Child, as well as various tools to assess ECD needs, measure the quality of ECD centers or run activities in the centers.
Early Childhood Development Global Guidelines
The Early Development global guidelines of Help a Child describe what Help a Child means with Early Childhood Development and how this program component is related to the Nurturing Care Framwork (Unicef/WHO). It also describes the key activities and minimum requirements for both Early Childhood Education and parenting.
ECD Community mapping toolsheet
This tool will help to get a physical picture of the community related to the situation of Early Childhood Development
ECD needs assessment toolsheet
Before starting an ECD program, it is good to assess the needs first. This tool will help your staff to get an understanding of the needs of young children in your community and to get to know which Early Childhood Development services are available.
ECD Intervention matrix toolsheet
This tool will help you to get an overview of the existing Early Childhood Development interventions within the projct area and to choose the right interventions for your organization.
ECD Scorecard toolsheet
This tool will help to get a picture of the ECD situation in the community. The outcomes can help by designing an ECD program.
ECD Quality scorecard (example Rwanda)
This is a scorecard, developed by Help a Child Rwanda to score the quality of an Early Childhood Development Center.
ECD Activity Book
This activity book has been written for the partner organizations of Help a Child, who facilitate Early Childhood Development centrs. It's been developed for the volunteers who are leading the Early Childhood Development Centres. The activities are designed for children from 3 to 6 years old, but every activity has options to ...