Early Childhood Development
The Clover center provides a stimulating early childhood education program where the children are learning through play and creative instruction. We have three classes: Baby: 2-3 year olds, Middle: 3-4 year olds, Upper: 5-6 year olds.The children are provided 2 healthy meals and a snack daily and we ensure immunization appointments are kept for every child. The weight and height for Clover children is monitored regularly and evaluated according to the World Health Organization standards. The curriculum follows and expands upon the National Curriculum Development Centre, Learning Framework for Early Childhood Development.
With 2016 academic term, Clover has grown 50% , educating 62 young children from the Busega slums by providing quality preschool and primary school, at no cost to their families.
Clover is enrolling an increasing number of young children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be educated.
The children at Clover are thriving emotionally and socially, and gaining the confidence they need to be the change in their community.
Harder to measure quantitatively is the marked improvement to the behavior and physical appearance of the children who came to Clover with dull eyes and skin, morose dispositions, and the inability to socialize. Today, their eyes are bright with curiosity, they are excited and full of energy, and they have friends and socialize at school and at home.
The children at Clover are thriving physically.
100% of the Clover children––all of whom receive two daily meals, and full immunizations––show “statistically significant”* gains in achieving greater than average height and weight, per the World Health Organization standards. Upon first enrolling in Clover, more than 80% of these children were severely stunted and malnourished.
*University of Connecticut