Early Childhood Education

Early childhood care and pre-education is a prioritized work and the first component of education for all and also a strategy for reducing poverty of the royal government as well.

Target group

The target group of preschool education in Cambodia is from 3 to 6 years old. However, some program also target children from 0 to 3 years old through home-based education program. In total, the target group of this program are 41,753 families, 8,146 group mothers, 1499 core mothers and 66,129 children, 33,242 of whom were females.

The number of preschools in Cambodia
  • The total number of complete preschools across the country in 2010 was 4,114.
  • The number of community-based preschools was 1,766
  • The total number of private preschools was 256
  • Home-based early childhood education and home-based education

There were 156 of Home-Based Early Childhood Education and Home-Based Education in 193 Municipalities/ Districts/ Khans 641 of Home-Based Early Childhood Education and Home-BasedEducation in 1621 communes/ sangkats. There were 41,753 families, 8,146 group mothers, 1,499 core mothers and 66,129 children, 33,242 of whom were females. (MOEYS Education Congress report 2011)

Course curriculum

The curriculum was prepared based on learning standard of children aged 3, 4 and 5 years old and teacher guides such as:

  • psycho-motion books
  • poems, riddle and music
  • drawing and writing exercises
  • mathematics for preschool
  • finger motion games
  • games for boys and girls
  • story books (15 stories)
  • 6 colour understanding book
  • references in preparing homebased child education implementation
  • documents related to early childhood care and development through daily activities,
  • leaflets on helping your children to be smart,
  • early childhood care and development documents for children aged from zero to less than 6 for survival, growth and development,
  • calendar for parents or guardians who has children aged less than 6,
  • and poster on what should parents do to help child develop from birth to 3 years old (MOEYS, 2011).

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The target group of preschool education in Cambodia is from 3 to 6 years old. However, some program also target children from 0 to 3 years old through home-based education program. In total, the target group of this program are 41,753 families, 8,146 group mothers, 1499 core mothers and 66,129 children, 33,242 of whom were females.

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