Who We Are

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. 

 We provide a safe space for the child away from the busy market where the mother works, to allow the mother to have the peace-of-mind to grow her business. 

We provide adequate early childhood education to get the child school-ready using a customized blended curriculum that incorporates learning-through-play. 

Why We Exist

Addressing SDG Target 4.2: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education”

Kaya Childcare exists to stop the cycle of poverty by ensuring the child does not miss out on their development during the most critical early years of their life. 80% of life’s learning is acquired by age 8, and the first 3 years has a profound impact on the capacity of that child to succeed during further formal education, and later in life. While in this profession with its associated struggles, the foundational development for the Kayayoo’s young child is left to chance in these critical years. 

We exist to ensure the Kayayoo’s child has equal access to education and a productive life in adulthood.  

What We Do

Learning & development

Nutrition & Health

Research

It’s simple, children learn when they play!​Learning-through play is not a new concept. It’s recognized by child-focused organizations worldwide as the best way for children to develop. We recognize this too and have created a customized curriculum that incorporates play, and connects to the GES approved early years curriculum. Our approach ensures a smooth transition to learning for the child by using familiar content and tools. 

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We recognize that Our aim is to supplement the mother’s efforts. We also ensure to keep records and collect important cognitive, health, and nutrition data needed to keep track of the child’s holistic development. The children at the center receive…

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It’s simple, children learn when they play!​Learning-through play is not a new concept. It’s recognized by child-focused organizations worldwide as the best way for children to naturally develop. We recognize this too! Our use of this model…

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