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Developing High Quality Pre-Primary Programs

November 17, 2021

This How-to Note is written to support USAID Mission staff around the world in analyzing the pre-primary landscape in their context and designing pre-primary activities. Specifically, it offers guidance on how to:


• Systematically examine the pre-primary landscape, from policy and systems-level consideration to the on-the-ground reality;


• Identify the relevant stakeholders in each context’s pre-primary sub-sector and ensure USAID’s activities align with and support relevant existing initiatives and programs;

• Analyze the opportunities for USAID to engage in the pre-primary sector and determine what types of activities would offer the most value; and

• Define the components of a high-quality pre-primary provision to inform the design of pre-primary activities, and/or the integration of pre-primary elements into activities with a broader scope.

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