Successes from Tayari ECD Program in Kenya

‘Tayari’, a Swahili word meaning ‘ready’, aims to increase the proportion of pre-primary children transiting to primary school with requisite school readiness competencies. The expected result of the Tayari pilot program is improved learning outcomes. The program impacts approximately 130,000 children in 2,200 early childhood centers in Kenya within four selected counties, namely: Uasin Gishu, Laikipia, Nairobi and Siaya. Tayari implemented the pilot program over four years by working with government officers to strengthen the existing pre-primary system. This compilation of Tayari success stories has been documented by the staff who implemented the program implementing staff. The success stories demonstrate the impact the program has had on its beneficiaries and highlights their experiences. It contains stories from teachers (who are the real classroom implementers), coaches and Sub-County Early Childhood Development and Education officers that have seen how Tayari has positively influenced teachers, learners and the larger community.