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2. Early Childhood Education and Development

The coverage and quality of early childhood education in Central Asia deteriorated dramatically as a result of the transition. The limited attempts to improve coverage have made little headway because the effort has been to restore the old system which was both elaborate and expensive. In order for all young children to be ready for schools, a transformation is needed in the ‘preschool sectors’ across the sub-region. Innovative pilot projects across the sub-region have shown that alternative models of pre-school can be better in quality and lower in cost than the traditional models. Session 4 examines these alternatives based on recent research findings in order to further the preschool renaissance spreading across the region.


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  • 'Implementing Early Childhood Development in Turkmenistan,' Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan (English)

  • 'Case study. Joint Documentation of Innovative Models of Early Childhood Education, Kyrgyz Republic,' Presidents (English)Administration of Kyrgyz Republic

  • 'Case study. The Magic Journey: the Broadcast Media and Early Learning, Kyrgyz Republic,' National TV and Radio Сompany, Kyrgyz Republic






Early childhood intervention, special education and inclusion: A focus on Belarus (English) (Русский)


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