Early Childhood Stimulation
A main goal of GHEI’s Mother Mentor program is improving the development of very young children. Children in our program begin to receive house visits focused on training parents to stimulate their babies and providing resources at 6 months of age. House visits and playgroups continue until the baby graduates from our program at 2 years old.
June 5 - June 20, 2020
Fields of Work
Child Care & Development,
Our 2016 baseline data revealed that nearly 60% of children aged between 12 to 23 months old were delayed in at least one domain of development and 42% were delayed in at least one language domain.
Impact of GHEI's Early Childhood Stimulation
100% of children in our program show no delay at all
We have also found that
parents engage more often
with their young children
They have an increased
variety of books and play-things available to them.
However, there is an unmet need for playgroups, as they are
currently infrequent, and have the potential to greatly strengthen
the interaction between mothers and our program in general. With your help, we will be able to remarkably increase the frequency of our engagement with the children and thereby achieve better results.
The Work We Will Do
Participants in this session will help us to augment our year-round home visits with a robust new playgroup based curriculum, that we hope can be offered to parents in our program annually during future summers.
Participants will promote stimulation through reading, singing, playing and other methods appropriate for children age 6-24 months, primarily in small group format with babies and their mothers. They will work with local staff to finalize sessions and lead several modules designed to promote development. They will also have the opportunity to observe our mother mentors doing their home visits.
Serve As You Grow
As this is the first time we are offering this session and augmenting our year-round program in this way, program participants will play a pivotal role in documenting the sessions, troubleshooting any issues, and working to improve the modules for the future.
Participants will gain an intimate knowledge of the implementation of programs in a rural, low-resource setting.
Learn what it takes to overcome barriers and unforeseen complications during execution.
Gain knowledge of child development and stimulation techniques for better health.