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Save the Children Philippines
This report is the endline evaluation of First Read, an early childhood development program implemented by Save the Children in the Philippines, with funding from the Prudence UK Foundation. The First Read Project aims to improve the developmental outcomes of children aged 0 to 4 years old by strengthening children’s home learning environments, providing age-appropriate play materials and books, and integrating early learning activities in existing community-led health and nutrition services in Luzon and Mindanao.
The endline evaluation consists of data from approximately 300 caregivers and children surveyed at midline (2014) and endline (2015) as well as qualitative data from focus groups with First Read participants and parent volunteers. These data are used to explore changes in caregiving knowledge, attitudes and practices and early childhood development in order to inform subsequent phases of First Read programming.