eC2: Core Capacities for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Deadline: 08-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Financial Education

The World Bank, under its Early Learning Program, is providing support for strengthening early grade reading under the Early Works Programs. The key objective being to support the capacity building of a work force of competent instructors ready to prepare prospective ECCE teachers. They are expected to prepare teachers who will appreciate and support all domains of child development in a school set-up. The support builds on the achievements of the Revitalizing Education Development in Sierra Leone under which 300 ECCE teachers were trained and follow-up coaching and mentoring is currently ongoing. The grant will support the development of new courses by adding globally recognized content, methodologies, strategies and materials. The program will also support coaching and mentoring for the college instructors to improve their instructional practices. The key objectives of the consultancy are to (i)upgrade course content and (ii) coaching and mentoring of students and staff.

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Building the foundation for better early childhood care and education in Sri Lanka

­The Little Rose preschool is situated at the base of a fifty-foot high landfill in Cofor-better-early-childhood-care-and-education-in-sri-lankalombo’s Kolonnawa Division. Despite being next to one of Sri Lanka’s largest waste sites, the one room preschool is spotless. Inside, 23 children from ages 3 to 5 sit on colorful plastic chairs, dressed immaculately in ‘Little Rose’ uniforms.

Running a preschool in one of Colombo’s biggest slums isn’t easy, but head teacher R. A. Shalika Sajeevani exudes positivity. “The children don’t always bring snacks, so once a week, I make lunch for all of them at my home. It’s not a big deal – I cook for my own two sons anyway, I just put in a little extra for them,” she says.