The effects of a play-based preschool learning program in rural Ghana: study summary

Organisation(s): Innovations for Poverty Action (USA)

Date: 2019

Pages: 3 p.


As in many other developing countries, children under the age of five in rural Ghana often fail to reach their developmental potential. Researchers partnered with the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the organization Lively Minds to evaluate the impact of a low-cost, play-based learning program on early childhood cognitive development. Preliminary results suggest that the Lively Minds program is an effective and potentially scalable way to improve children’s’ cognitive and socio-emotional development, health, and school readiness.

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