Ready Set Go! - Increasing Early Childhood Development Outcomes for Roma Children

First Day of the Kindergarten – Ready, Set, Go!

12357175_1644595822475952_8413206113728911937_o12371025_1646025445666323_2898998025408376361_oIn December 2015, the kindergarten program started in 8 of the 11 project localities. The program includes in the kindergarten those children who otherwise would not have had access in the kindergartens in the communities. In each group, there will be included approximately 20 children for each school year, who will participate in the kindergarten program of the project. The educational services offered are similar with those offered by the education public service, realized with the support of a pre-school educator and mediator. The program will take place 5 days per week in each from the project communities, being functional until the end of the project – April 2017.

In December 8 of the 11 project localities opened the doors for the children from Traian, Cazanesti, Silindru, Dumbrava, Ineu, Huseni, Beica de Jos and Deaj. In the other 3 localities of the “Ready Set Go!’’ project (Budesti, Galbinasi and Romanesti), the kindergarten program will open in January 2016. The beginning of the kindergarten marks also the beginning of the entire educational programs, which will take place in the communities of the project, and which focus on both the children and their parents.