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We Are Kaya ChildCare

An organization built on respect and community, Kaya ChildCare provides quality early childhood education to the children of Kayayei in Accra because we believe every child, irrespective of their background deserves a good foundation for education.

We work hand-in-hand with the Kayayoo mother in her effort to raise a child while living on less than USD 1 a day in urban poverty.

Latest From KCC

The Early Learning Content Box Project

The Early Learning Content Box Project

Over 17 months, the project engaged kayayei and hawking mothers to design and create early learning content boxes filled with simple handmade manipulatives for children aged 1 to 6 for independent learning through play in a flexible, inclusive, and sustainable manner without using digital technology.

KCC’s 4th Graduation Ceremony

KCC’s 4th Graduation Ceremony

This event marked a momentous occasion for us, as it bore witness to the largest cohort of graduates since the inception of KCC.

Since our establishment in 2016, KCC has been unwavering in its dedication to improving the lives of children in the Madina community, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, including children of Kayayoo mothers and other market workers.

Exploring New Innovations

Exploring New Innovations

In collaboration with a grant organization, Kaya ChildCare is currently testing new ways to engage the mothers and other Kayayoo in the design of childcare solutions for their children, while teaching them new skills for possible job creation.

We hope lessons from this pilot will provide an opportunity for expansion of our ECD content box innovation to 1000s of urban poor kids across Ghana and Africa to be better prepared for school.

Our Model

Our Model is designed to meet the need and unique lifestyle and working conditions of the Kayayoo mother and other low-income mothers who live and work on the streets and in markets in the urban areas.

Our center is located within a walking distance of the mother’s dwelling or the market, ensuring little to no cost to access. It also encourages the mother to bring her child daily without worrying about taking too much time off her morning work hours 

We engage with the mothers as partners. Therefore, sharing mutual respect and trust. We work hand-in-hand and keep open communication to allow us maintain the child’s development trajectory even with disruptions in the mother’s schedule or work

 

We combine a variety of learning models to provide a smooth transition for the child from school to home. We use recycled learning material, and engage through play while remaining in sync with the Ghana Education Service pre-school curriculum

Partners & Donors

Help us give the Kayayoo’s child an equal opportunity to be school-ready.

Ashesi
University

Palestinian Women’s Club, Accra

Webster
University