As per The World Bank Group, the world is facing a learning crisis: an estimated 53 percent of 10-year-old children living in low- and middle-income countries are unable to read and understand a short text.
Learning crisis may rise to 63 percent in the aftermath of the pandemic if necessary steps and measures are not taken to mitigate the effects at the earliest.
Quality Early Childhood Education or ECE refers to center-based education services for children ages three to six that nurture children’s potential and promote early learning.
Beyond the home, learning spaces and resources should expand to include the wider community.
The task is urgent. Too many three-, four-, and five-year-olds are already there. Waiting.