Last July, PPMI signed its first contract with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia to conduct a Diagnostic Study of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Georgia: Review of Access, Quality and Equity Issues and Related Challenges and Gaps for Strengthening this Level of Education.
The diagnostic study is part of a large-scale education reform project, “Georgia I2Q - Innovation, Inclusion and Quality Project”, funded by the World Bank, in particularly of Component 1- “Improving Quality of and Access to Early Childhood Education: support to facilitate expanded access to quality pre-school education in selected pre-schools.
During the nine months study, the PPMI-led consortium comprising PPMI, the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) and Ilia University, will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Georgian ECEC system and its School Readiness Programme. The research includes desk research, interviews with stakeholders, ECEC classroom observations, a nationwide survey, and a final focus group.
The results of the study will include recommendations for the improvement of the ECEC sector, in line with the other components and activities of the Georgia I2Q project.