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Save the Children
The Ministry of Education and Save the Children in Bhutan completed an impact evaluation of the national ECCD center program in 2015. ECCD center programming has been steadily expanding in Bhutan, in accordance with Realizing Vision 2020: Education Sector Strategy which states that, “All children aged 0‐5 years will be supported to enhance their intellectual, emotional and physical development through a program that enables them to grow in their familiar and natural environment.” However, no systematic evaluation had ever been completed to gauge the most impactful and sustainable model(s) for the country. The findings of this study allow for data-driven decision making at various levels from community to national policy making, as well as informing and improving ECCD centre programming, and creating advocacy about the importance of early childhood education programs.