A world ready to learn

Prioritizing quality early childhood education.

Khulan, 5, plays with a hoop outdoors during a recreation period at the newly opened mobile ‘ger’ (traditional nomadic tent) kindergarten in the Janjin bagh area, in Erdenetsogt soum in Bayankhongor Province.
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Highlights

A young child’s brain is full of innate potential, and the early years offer an irreplaceable window of opportunity to set a path towards success in primary school and later in life. Quality early childhood education generates a positive sequence of learning – while lack of access to pre-primary education widens achievement gaps and restricts opportunities. Children who fall behind at a young age often never catch up with their peers, perpetuating cycles of underachievement and high dropout rates that continue to harm vulnerable children into their youth.

Cover page of the report.

Author

UNICEF

Publication date

Languages

English

ISBN

978-92-806-5007-5

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