2. Child Care Service/School
Child Care Service or as it is also known as day care service, is the supervision and care of multiple children at a time. Their ages range from a baby of 6 weeks old to a child of about 13 years of age.
Early child care is an important and often overlooked component of child development in Ethiopia. Quality care from a young age can have a substantial impact on the future successes of children.
Childcare centers have teachers focus on the mental and physical developments of their students. In order to have a better understanding of the student, the teachers must create a relationship with their student that benefits their wants and needs while elevating them toward a higher set of core values.
The quality of the child care center in Ethiopia will have a very influential affect on the child’s overall development; therefore a clear mission objective of the school must be printed and displayed.
Example: A&E Pre-kindergarten which is owned by a female Ethiopian Diaspora who was living in the US for 32 years and has a background in finance. Wanting to do something for her country, and seeing the value of education at an early age, she used her parents home to open up the pre-kindergarten.
She made extensive renovations to create a beautifully child friendly environment with an outdoor playground.
There is a 1 : 6 teacher to pupil ratio, and the child care center uses Montessori’s methods which focuses on the staff encouraging each child’s development through structured play and fun-learning in a non-competitive environment.
The child care center/school is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the fees are 36,000 ETB or 1,333 USD per child per year or 3,000 ETB or 111 USD a month.