REAP Parenting Curriculum
How it works:
Our curriculum is the backbone of our early childhood development research.
Every single game or activity in our curriculum is designed to address one or more of these critical areas of child development. Through our curriculum, we help children achieve their potential.
We have already field tested our curriculum, and shown it to be effective.
After only six months of weekly home visits from a government worker trained in our curriculum, children’s cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development improved by an average of 6-8 IQ points.
Underlying all of our child development work is a central goal: to increase and improve parent-child interactions in rural households. To that end, wherever our curriculum is in use, we also provide all of the toys needed to engage in each week's dual activities, such as building blocks and doctors sets.
Developing the curriculum
Our curriculum was inspired by Dr. Sally Grantham-McGregor's work on early childhood development, but it was independently designed and adapted to be used in rural China and to be upscalable to other parts of China. Additionally, we elicited feedback from early childhood education and child psychology specialists during the development process.