ECCE Pakistan LB End of Year One Report 2013

During the 2012-2013 school year, Save the Children (SC) began implementing the first year of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program. The program, designed to improve reading skills for early grade students and prepare young children for school, focuses on improving infrastructure and supplies, training government education staff and working with teachers, parents, and community members to boost students' academic growth. ECCE uses Literacy Boost to train teachers in effective teaching methodologies and works with communities to maintain weekly activities for students to participate in, reinforcing academics inside and outside the classroom. It also creates opportunities for children to participate in pre-school and early childhood education programs to ensure they are ready when they enter Katchi (kindergarten).

The project collected data from two different samples of students: First, using an early grade reading assessment for 2nd grade students, a subset of the students' reading growth is tracked from baseline to the end of year one to chart their progress through a complete academic year. These data also enable SC program staff to adapt the intervention’s teacher training and community activities to the students' particular needs. 

Published 2014-07-30

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