The literacy levels of parents are crucial in predicting those of their children. The first three years of life are the most important in determining a child’s success in school.

Pratham Balwadi program provides India’s 3-5 year-olds with a place and program for learning. Every day, children come together in the class to learn to engage with numbers, shapes, colors, stories, poems and songs. The Balwadi classes help build the social, emotional, motor and cognitive skills of the children which can help them adjust to the school environment later on.

Many parents in India are illiterate and unable to help their children in early childhood education. Without that help, it only gets harder for kids to become literate as they get older. Pratham's Balwadis break that cycle by helping to ensure kids learn the fundamentals at the very beginning.

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