OvidiuRo (Romania) publishes 4th Year Report to Partners

The report contains results to date from the programme Fiecare Copil in Gradinita

The Romanian organisation OvidiuRo has published its 4th Year Report to Partners, Stakeholders & Investors, explaining why early education matters and giving results from the programme Fiecare Copil in Gradinita.

The report explains that from birth to age 5, a child’s brain undergoes its most rapid growth and development. This period sets the stage for all later learning and adult functioning. However, according to the World Bank, only 37% of Romania’s high-risk children are enrolled in gradinita (Kindergarten).

This situation is preventable, says the organisation: "The solution begins with quality early education. The skills gulf is not just a problem for the poor, on the wrong side of the gap – it creates a social and economic burden that must be borne by educated, productive members of society".

After the application of the Fiecare Copil in Gradinita (FCG) programme, 81% of 3200 high-risk children attended early education, 5200 children age 3-14 participated in summer programs, and more than 600 teachers were trained in child centered methods. Furthermore, 98% of the children who have been to kindergarten through FCG have matriculated directly into first grade. 

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