Helpdesk report: Evidence on ECD approaches in Malawi

Abstract

Query

Complete a synthesis report that focuses on the following: Existing research and evidence on ECD models (state and non-state) in Malawi and the impact on child development and learning; Evidence on ECD approaches in Malawi and the region that integrate education, nutrition and/or WaSH; Evidence on community based models of ECD in Malawi and in the region, including on use of volunteer caregivers, curricula and assessment.

Summary

This rapid review looks at the evidence on Early Childhood Development (ECD) models (including integrated approaches) in Malawi and in the Sub-Saharan African region, looking at the impact on child development and learning. Most of the evidence from Malawi focuses on Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCC) which are the main centre based model for ECD in Malawi. These centres are designed as a central point for the delivery of preschool education, care, nutrition and health services, particularly for vulnerable children. Evidence from elsewhere is also considered.

Citation

Naylor, R.; Bengtsson, S.; Featherstone, I. Helpdesk report: Evidence on ECD approaches in Malawi. Health and Education Advice and Resource Team (HEART), Oxford, UK (2015) 21 pp.

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