TAYARI ECDE programme is a four year (2014‐2018) pilot study implemented by the Government of Kenya, [Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) and respective County Governments] through technical support from the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
The purpose of the TAYARI program is to develop a cost‐effective and scalable Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) model that ensures pre‐primary aged children (4‐ 6 years) are ready for school and succeed in their primary schooling.
The objectives of the programme are to support National and County Governments to:i) Develop tested, cost effective, affordable and scalable ECDE model.
In order to understand how best to improve school readiness in Kenya, the Tayari programme is designed to test both the effectiveness and the cost‐effectiveness of three improvement models in both public ECDE centres and Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) institutions. The interventions include: training provision of instructional materials, classroom teacher support, and health and nutrition integration.
The role of WERK is to support the coaching component for APBET schools in Nairobi, one of the four pilot counties under Tayari Programme, and the only county with APBET schools.
To achieve the above stated goals, WERK has been working with in partnership with likeminded organizations with a view to having a vibrant and community of practice. The core team is made up of the following organizations: