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Save the Children
First Steps (Intera za Mbere) is a nationally-scalable approach to promoting healthy early childhood development by offering holistic parenting education to parents of 0-3 year olds in Rwanda. First Steps focuses on parents’ support for physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and language development, with additional emphasis on cultivating foundational skills for emergent literacy in the home. The pilot phase of First Steps is focused on determining the most feasible and cost-effective approach to delivering parenting education, suitable for national expansion in the Rwandan context and effective in achieving improvements in parenting practices, child development indicators and emergent literacy promotion in the home.