Early Childhood Education
- 21 months
Funded by BEIS through GCRF
Early childhood is a critical stage of development that forms the foundation for a child’s future learning and well-being. Research demonstrates that there are larger returns to investing in a child’s early years than any other time in their development. However, more than 250 million children under five years of age in developing countries still do not reach their developmental potential.
The projects funded under this programme aim to provide critical knowledge to inform policy-making in the education and broader learning domain, while recognising the necessary interplay of education with health, nutrition, gender equality and other disciplines and sectors.
For more details about the programme and the eligibility requirements, please see the scheme notes.
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A Sure Start in Slums? Nairobi Early Childcare in Slums (NECS) Study
This project aims to address knowledge gaps in existing understanding of early care and education in slums.
Caring Practices and Support for Early Childhood Development and Learning Among Nomadic Pastoralists – Informing the Development of a Support System to Foster Optimal Early Childhood Development in Kenya
This project aims to develop a community-based programme to support early childhood learning among the Maasai in Kenya.
Early Education for Young Deaf Children and Their Caregivers in Ghana
This project aims to investigate existing challenges to early childhood development and inclusive education for all in Ghana.
Examining the Role of Schooling in The Cognitive and Wider Development of Children in the Province of Punjab (Pakistan) and State of Gujarat (India): Establishing Routes for Sustainable Education
This project aims to demonstrate the impact that school attendance has on children’s cognitive development and health outcomes in India and Pakistan.
Exploring the Historical and Cultural Contexts of Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities in Malawi
This project aims to enhance understanding of the complexities that affect the inclusion and participation of children with disabilities in early childhood education in Malawi.
HELM: Home Environments Supporting Learning Mathematics: Understanding the Impact of the Home Environment on Early Mathematical Development in a Global Context
This project aims to understand the influence of the home environment and parents' attitudes towards early mathematical learning on childhood development in different countries.
Improving the Quality of Day-Care Centres in Nairobi Through ‘Community of Practice’ and Co-Designing the Operationalisation of the National Early Childhood Development Guidelines in Nairobi
This project aims to contribute towards improving the quality of care for children in poor urban settings in Kenya.
Scaling Up Effective Language Interventions in Inner City Schools in Brazil
This project aims to generate practical solutions to overcoming barriers to the effective implementation of language interventions in schools in Brazil.
Towards Early Childhood Education by 2030 for All Children in Lebanon - Exploring Strategies for Achieving Equitable ECE Access for Both Lebanese Children and Syrian Child Refugees and Realising Sustainable Development Goal 4.2
This project aims to develop strategies to enhance early childhood education in Lebanon.