EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (ECED)

From birth to school going age, so 0-3 is categorised as Early years. These prime between years are the most important years in a child’s life as the neurological links are developed.  The physical, psychological, cognitive and social development that a child experiences between birth and school-going age are foundation to a substantial future as an adult.

“I have no problem at all remembering my initial meetings 25 years ago here in Mombassa with the Ummah leadership – with leaders of the Aga Khan Foundation, and with others of you who shared what was then an innovative insight. You shared a conviction that the way in which children are educated in their earliest years is a key which can unlock the doors of opportunity for the rest of their lives”.  Mombasa, Kenya (14 August 2007)

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa programme