First Step Ahead“First Step Ahead” aims to provide quality preschool education to children that do not begin life with equal opportunity in Turkey where access to preschool education remains low.
First Step AheadThe Turkey Vodafone Foundation (TVF), the Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV), and the Preschool Education General Directorate under the Ministry of National Education aims at providing children that do not begin life with equal opportunity with a quality preschool education through First Step Ahead.
Early Childhood DevelopmentResearch clearly shows that a significant part of a child’s social, cognitive, physical and emotional development is completed by the age of 6.
Early Childhood EducationDuring the early years- which is the most critical period of a person’s development- every child requires maximum support to have a fair start in life and reach their full potential.
Early Childhood DevelopmentThose most in need of education benefit the least from existing services. The price we pay as a society for these inequalities in access to preschool education is high. Attempting to rectify the consequences of such inequalities later on is not only more expensive, but also less effective than early intervention programs.
First Step Ahead from the first handChildren couldn’t believe their eyes when the stuff to be sent to the class arrived with a truck. “Do all these belong to us now, teacher?” they asked. You should have seen that shine in their eyes. Hülya Yaman, First Step Ahead Nursery Teacher/Kars
Project aims to enhance pre-school educationThe Education Ministry has teamed up with two foundations to make use of available technology to tackle the lack of comprehensive pre-school education in Turkey.
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