Case Study

Leveraging an ECD Network to Reach Marginalized Children in Bangladesh

Providing Alternative Pathways to ECD Access


In order to achieve their goal of providing all 4- and 5-year-olds with Early Childhood Development (ECD) programming, the Bangladesh Early-Childhood-Education Network (BEN) needed greater insight into the impact of ECD programming and the gaps in children's access to programming. As part of BEN, Save the Children used IDELA data to demonstrate the need for alternative ECD programming that reached marginalized children. Save the Children and BEN have since scaled up programming for the hardest to reach children, including alternative school readiness camps, programs for garment factory children, school based pre-primary, and other non-traditional forms of ECD.

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Bangladesh