Lessons and Impacts of a Remote Early Childhood Education Program in Hard-To-Access Settings in Lebanon: A Randomized Controlled Trial
In this brief, Global TIES researchers explore outcomes from the first evaluation of a remote early childhood education (ECE) program for families affected by conflict and crisis and the second of the effect of short-term (shorter than 3 months) ECE programming. It evaluates the impact of an 11-week remote early learning program (RELP) delivered alone and in combination with Ahlan Simsim Families (ASF), a parenting support program. Key takeaways include RELP and RELP+ASF had significant positive impacts on emergent literacy and numeracy and overall child development as well as on child play. RELP had significant, positive impacts on social-emotional and motor skills. Also, The size of the impacts found on child development is in the range of those seen in evaluations of in-person preschool from around the world, suggesting that RELP is a viable alternative to support children in places where in-person preschool is not feasible.
For more information about the Ahlan Simsim project and Global TIES for Children, as well as access to the other research briefs in this series, visit: https://globaltiesforchildren.nyu.edu/as-findings