For Brighter and Healthier Children: Learning through play - Playful Futures

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The AfriChild Centre over the last 3 months conducted a baseline assessment of the Playful Futures project in 80 Early Child Care and Education Centres in 6 Ugandan districts of Alebtong, Lira, Kamuli, Buyende, Tororo and Nebbi. The goal is to improve early childhood literacy, and numeracy skills and develop socio-emotional skills through play. Our team of researchers interacted with 1590 learners, 131 teachers and over 482 parents. The project seeks to increase access for 60,000 children aged 3-6 years to quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Uganda enabling them to succeed in school and life through the improvement of children's literacy, numeracy, and development of socio-emotional skills.