Building Partnerships to Promote Early Childhood Development
“Child-to-child approach” under ECD Programme of BRAC: Any change in knowledge and practice?

The Child-to-Child component of the ECD programme began in Sherpur Upazila, Bogra in January 2003 and was completed in December 2004. A brief and focused KAP survey was done to record benchmark information before the intervention began. This report presents findings from a follow-up survey carried out to assess the effects of intervention, and make recommendations for fine-tuning the programme in future during scaling up. For the follow-up survey, the baseline households grouped into three were re-visited and data were collected from the same adolescents, if present at the time of survey. The groups were: a) Treatment Area I: where regular ECD activities as well as ‘child-to-child’ activities were implemented, b) Treatment Area II: where only regular ECD activities were taking place and c) Treatment Area III: this served as Control area where no ECD intervention is taking place.