Early Childhood

Our interventions and capacity building initiatives related to early childhood include strengthening early language skills, literacy, and health teaching practices in preschool education and providing evaluation technical assistance for early childhood programs and evaluators.
Our Work
  • Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now
    Soma Umenye, Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now

    The Soma Umenye program, formerly known as Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now (LEARN), aims to improve local language reading skills of children in the first three years of primary school. It is being implemented in all public and public-assisted primary schools in Rwanda in three phases.

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    Tanzania Early Childhood Learning Agenda

    Quality pre-primary education is seen as the cornerstone of an effective education strategy in Tanzania. The Tanzania Primary Education Development Plan III (PEDP) 2012–2016 and the new draft, Education Sector Development Plan 2016/2017–2020/2021, articulate core priorities and strategic direction.

  • Children in Jordanian Classroom
    Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support

    Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of the Early Grade Reading and Math Project (RAMP) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the Jordan Ministry of Education.

  • Tanzania Early Childhood Project
    Tanzania Early Childhood Evaluation

    The “Fursa kwa Watoto” (Opportunities for Children) project in Tanzania is a four-year effort to improve learning and socio-emotional outcomes for children by enhancing existing pre-primary instruction and supporting innovative early childhood education strategies in line with current policy initiatives...

  • Irish child reading
    Ireland and North Ireland: Evaluation of the Children and Youth Programmes Initiative Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies

    Mathematica provided research and evaluation support to the Atlantic Philanthropies for its initiative to invest in and study the effects of programs for disadvantaged children and youth in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The work included on-site consultation and participation in 20 expert advisory committees.