Early Care International was created in 2021 to respond to the early developmental needs of children in low and middle-income countries. We engage at a systemic level to impact the lives of a significant number of children early in life to help them attain their full human potential.
The effort to create Early Care International started in 2012 in Ethiopia. At the time, several children needed our support in everyday life. However, in the process, we realised that it is crucial to engage at a systemic level. Thus, in 2021 Early Care International was created. At the moment, Early Childhood Development programme delivery is in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and low and middle-income countries need support from organisations like Early Care International to address the gaps created and strengthen the ongoing efforts.
We are a team of people with strong academic and professional work experience in the NGO sector for over ten years. We have many years of work and life experience in Denmark and Ethiopia.
Through our work at Early Care International we aim to achieve holistic and equitable early childhood development programmes that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030.
Several studies indicate that investing in the early years can eliminate extreme poverty and create the human capital
needed for economies to grow.
Access to quality early childhood education for all children regardless of gender is crucial for social development.
Investing in the early years under the age of five allows children to reach their full developmental potential.
Equal access to early childhood development programmes minimises societal inequalities.
Access to quality early childhood education improves the chance of landing high-skill jobs.
The success of early childhood development programmes depends
on intersectoral partnership.