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.
Research in developed countries has demonstrated that having access to quality child care can be an effective anti-poverty tool. Indeed, it provides parents, especially mothers, with the opportunity to take up paid employment while children gain access to the fundamental education they need to succeed. In that way, the programme is intergenerational.
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 underprivileged families and where parents cannot afford quality baby food or well-balanced diets for them.
- Offer free medical and psychological check-ups to monitor the development of children.
- Ensure children obtain the best preparation for pre-primary school by employing well-qualified and trained childcare providers.
- Deliver a programme based on the Early Childhood Development guidelines prescribed by the Early Childhood Care and Education Authority.
- Empower mothers to go to work while their toddlers are at the Day-Care Centre.
- Encourage parents to participate actively in the development of their children.