Learning from parents, children and staff managers after ECD program implementation in garment factories
This report presents the results of the post-intervention International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) and caregiver survey administered to children and caregivers employed in ready-made garment factories in Dhaka Bangladesh in October 2019 as a part of the PVH Corporate Partnership for Early Childhood Development. The post-intervention IDELA assessed 409 children (217 girls and 192 boys) and 193 caregivers to measure children’s development and early learning outcomes, status of the children’s home environment and caregiver’s perception of the program with respect to increased productivity and well-being in their workplace. In addition, this report also describes the perceived benefits of the program reported by the managers of the factories employing the ready-made garment factory workers.
The research study uses IDELA data to determine:
1. Have early learning and development outcomes improved for children since the pre-intervention IDELA assessment in February 2019? For which types of children has the improvement been the greatest/least?
2. Have children’s home learning environment with respect to access to toys, print material and home interactions improved for children since the pre-intervention assessment in February 2019? For which types of children has the improvement been the greatest/least?
3. What are the significant predictors of the improvements in children’s early learning and development outcomes from the pre to post intervention assessment?
4. Have caregivers and their factory managers found the program to be beneficial in improving employee well-being and productivity in the work-place?