Closing the Social-Emotional ECD Gap
Results for Development (R4D) is using IDELA to demonstrate the positive impact a series of workshops has on Roma children's social-emotional development. The workshops were developed by the Centre for Interactive Pedagogy and Open Society Foundation's (OSF) "Strong from the Start" program to enhance Roma children's access to targeted ECD programming. For the Roma children of Serbia, who endure high rates of illiteracy, poor healthcare and marginalization, social-emotional growth is a key aspect of their overall development. After just eight months, Roma children are demonstrating improved social-emotional development compared to children who did not participate or only partially participated in the workshops. These results have motivated the CIP-Centre, OSF and R4D to refine and expand their work.