The importance of early childhood development is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goal for education (SDG 4), specifically objective 4.2 that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education. The link between high-quality early childhood education (ECE) and school readiness is significant. UNICEF (2019) reveals that children who have enrolled in at least one year of pre-primary education are twice as likely to be on track in early literacy and numeracy skills, more likely to develop the critical skills they need to succeed in school and less likely to repeat grades or drop out. (UNICEF, A World Ready to Learn: Prioritizing quality early Childhood education, April 2019)
Reach & Match is a multi-award winning holistic learning program that has been designed through focused research and user testing to support early childhood learning outcomes and the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream ECE services and schools. Reach & Match ensures that the most vulnerable children are provided with inclusive quality pre-primary education that will prepare them for school and a successful educational journey, giving them a fairer chance to reach their full potential and for the world to fulfill its commitment to leave no child behind.
Through our partnerships with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as humanitarian organisations such as Save the Children and Red Cross, Reach & Match program enables children with different abilities the opportunity to play and learn alongside their peers and to build the foundational physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional skills that support a child’s wellbeing and learning journey.
Please contact us should you have any potential partnership opportunities and read below to learn more about our international projects.