Early Childhood Development Resources


In this section you will find resources developed for work in Early Childhood development. This includes a comprehensive pack of materials for our flagship early learning model, Getting Ready for School, which trains older children as Young Facilitators to build school readiness for Young Learners. It also includes evaluation reports with lessons learned from implementation.



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2014 Ethiopia: An Evaluation of the Child-to-Child School Readiness Programme in Ethiopia

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:26 PM
 

The Child-to-Child Approach for School Readiness Programme in Ethiopia (hereafter the Child-to-Child School Readiness Programme or CtCSRP) was piloted by the Government of Ethiopia with support from UNICEF in 2008/09. The purpose of the Child-to-Child Approach for School Readiness Programme (CtCSRP) is to improve children’s school readiness through a child-centred, peer tutoring approach that engages older children (Young Facilitators) to conduct early learning activities with pre-school aged children in their home villages. By the end of the programme, children are expected to achieve basic pre-literacy and numeracy competencies that can support their successful transition into Grade 1.

UNICEF contracted the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto to conduct an independent evaluation to determine whether children who participated in the CtCSRP have better school readiness and early learning skills compared to children who have not participated in the programme. In addition, the evaluation investigated the programme benefits for Young Facilitators, families and teachers, and explored the process of programme implementation and issues related programme sustainability. The findings from this evaluation were intended to identify programme strengths and weaknesses that could be used to inform future decisions about improving quality or scaling up the programme.
https://www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/index_80717.html

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Child to Child Storybooks

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:26 PM
 

These storybooks are intended to help parents and teachers facilitate children's participation in a range of topics, from health to children's rights.


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Early Years Children Promote Health

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:27 PM
 

This book includes case studies from projects that use the Child to Child approach to work with children who are 0-5 years old. It also includes activity sheets on 4 health topics (Playing with young children, Understanding Children’s Feelings, A Place to Play, Feeding Young Children) that can be used to work with children in their early years.

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Getting Ready for School

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:27 PM
 

Child to Child’s Getting Ready for School (GRS) programme presents an innovative, low-cost solution that supports school readiness for children with little access to quality early learning opportunities. Its defining characteristic is that it involves the direct and active participation of children as agents of change. GRS is based on the Child to Child concept of older children (Young Facilitators) being supported to teach/coach younger children (Young Learners) in their communities. In 2020, we commissioned a comprehensive review, collation and consolidation process for our Getting Ready for School (GRS) project materials. These provide a roadmap to project implementation.


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Getting Ready for School - Storybooks

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:27 PM
 

Storybooks to supplement the Getting Ready for School materials. 


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Getting Ready for School Evaluation Report

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:28 PM
 

Contracted by UNICEF, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) produced in 2013 an independent evaluation of whether and to what extent the Getting Ready for School programme achieved its desired results in the six pilot countries – Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and Yemen – in 2008-2009.




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Getting Ready for School Programme Evaluation for Year One

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:28 PM
 

Produced by the independent evaluators AIR contracted by UNICEF, this evaluation of Year One of the Getting Ready for School programme aims at drawing conclusions about the success of this pilot programme overall and formulating general recommendations to guide future programme implementation and expansion within and across countries.

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Hanging libraries

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:30 PM
 

This section provides you with access to the updated ''HANGING LIBRARY BOOKS'' produced by Huge Hawes ( Co-funder of Child to Child) from material and stories developed over the years in the Child to Child programmes.


The HANGING LIBRARY books are available to download in two formats; single pages to read on the screen and printers pairs ready laid out for duplex  printing. They are set up to be printed with two pages per A4 side so that they can be folded in half and stapled through the middle. You can use ordinary paper and laminate the cover page. Many of them have colour covers and black and white illustrations inside to keep the printing costs down. Children can have fun colouring them too. All the resources are copyright free. 


By clicking on the link below you will access the ''Hanging libraries''. 

BOOKS (weebly.com)
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Toys for Fun

by Child to Child - Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:28 PM
 

This manual for parents and caregivers shows the importance of play and toys for early childhood development. It also gives instructions on how to make self-made toys. 

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