This project aims to provide free quality childcare to vulnerable groups of children aged 3 months to 3 years old in a safe and stimulating environment.
In developed countries, research shows that access to quality child care can be an effective anti-poverty policy because it is intergenerational: it gives parents, especially mothers, the time to work, and kids the fundamental education they need to succeed. Work acts as a leverage to come out of poverty, and often, limited access to child care is a significant barrier to employability.
- Attend to the basic emotional and physical needs of vulnerable children aged 3 months to 3 years old in a friendly and stimulating environment.
- Provide healthy nutrition to children who come from deprived families and where parents cannot afford quality baby food or well-balanced diets for them.
- Offer free medical and psychological checks to monitor the development of children.
- Ensure children obtain the best preparation for pre-primary school by employing well-qualified and trained childcare givers.
- Deliver a programme based on the Early Childhood Development guidelines prescribed by the Early Childhood Care and Education Authority.
- Empower mothers to go out to work while their toddlers are at the Day-Care Centre.
- Encourage parents to participate actively in the development of their children.