OUR EARLY LEARNING
LEARN, LOVE & HAPPINESS
Our main objective is to improve the learning trajectory and lives of children under four years of age.
EARLY LEARNING MODEL
CHILDHOOD FIRST MODEL
An intervention aimed at children under four years of age and their families, each period lasting 16 weeks at a time, during which families receive early childhood education provided by specialists.
Our approach makes it convenient for parents to access professional and affordable high-quality learning support that is personalized while receiving actionable advice and building resilience through support from peers who share the same community, challenges, and opportunities every day.
Our model was designed with the flexibility to work in a wide variety of family child-care program environments with an emphasis on vulnerable communities. It is adaptable to face-to-face learning programs, through online sessions, or a combination of the above.
WEEKLY GROUP SESSIONS
Weekly sessions that seek to familiarize care providers with early childhood development’s core topics based on our Childhood First Model. Each group is organized according to each stage of their developments.
ONE ON ONE
An early childhood specialist, who most likely lives in the neighborhood, arrives at the infant’s home once a month to work with care providers on the children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.
THREE DEVELOPMENTAL SPHERES
Language & Communication
Develop communication and language skills through the different phases and stages of children.
Learn how to help your child discover the world, learn and develop skills and confidence through play: an essential feature during early childhood.
Physical Maturity & Movement
Movement is crucial to the baby's growth and development; our model explores each stage and the milestones required for healthy development.
FIVE CURRICULAR THEMES
Babies require time and intimacy with their mothers and fathers to play, receive lullabies, and the mother's breast to feed them. Therefore, our model focuses on providing tools that promote the emotional development of parents and children.
EARLY LEARNING SPECIALISTS
Each family is matched with a community-based early childhood specialist who shares their culture and language, in charge of leading the group sessions and paying monthly visits. Our early learning specialists build meaningful relationships with families and support parents in achieving their role as their children’s first and most important teachers.
EARLY LEARNING SPECIALISTS
To ensure our early learning specialists possess the essential knowledge and abilities for the implementation our model, they undergo a rigorous 30-hour training with the support of experts whom will teach them competencies, skills, and abilities they need in order to provide high-quality care and education to young children and their families.
This training follows a detailed curriculum composed of both theoretical and practical sessions, the latter including the participation of volunteer families and babies.
It covers the following topics:
Early childhood education core concepts.
Educational model focused on play and socio-emotional teaching.
Planning and delivery of group sessions and home visits.
Digital abilities for early childhood teaching.
Developing good hygiene and eating habits.
Developing reading and artistic abilities.
Our specialists have access to ongoing and distance education with experts in early learning development and public policy experts. They attend specialists’ conferences and access reading material to reinforce their knowledge and skills.