This is the first level of education in Uganda. Early Childhood Development has proven to show a significant impact on the subsequent performance of a child in basic education. Pre-school (Pre-primary) programs enable children to grow and thrive, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s over 95 percent of children were directly enrolled into primary education without going through the pre-primary level. Some of the attributed reasons included the scarcity of schools, poverty, ignorance and limited support by government. With the implementation of the pre-primary level, students have the opportunity to excel in their future studies.
Enhancement of Public-Private Partnership - The government has enhanced the relationship between the two as a strategy for people to have access to quality pre-primary education.
Increased the number of Pre-Primary Caregivers - Privately owned institutions and organizations such as the YMCA and the YWCA, have contributed immensely towards the training and placement of nursery school teachers.