Model for Children of Factory Workers
In Vietnam, OneSky is working with government to develop model care and early learning centers (ELCs) for small children of workers living in industrial zone tenements who need a safe place to play and learn while their parents labor in the factories that are bringing prosperity to their country. Today, these families have few alternatives for childcare and none for quality early education. Over 4,000 cases of child abuse, neglect, and in some cases death, are reported each year coming from unlicensed home-based childcare centers in or near industrial park areas. The OneSky Model for Children of Factory Workers is designed to begin the process of changing the prospects for Vietnam’s smallest and most vulnerable children.
Launched in 2017 in Da Nang, OneSky’s Model for Children of Factory Workers features a comprehensive Early Learning program that provides a stimulating and nurturing early learning environment for children 6 months-6 years. Our first Early Learning Center, a model demonstration and training center designed to be replicated across the country, provides a safe place to play and learn for 250 small children and daycare provider training that will eventually impact thousands of children.
OneSky trains local teachers to provide continuous care and education for children from birth to 6 years old. These trained teachers enhance healthy early development by blending age-appropriate, responsive care with best practices for early education, using a curriculum adapted to serve the specific needs of children in Vietnam. With this evidence-based methodology, they provide a stimulating and nurturing early learning environment that promotes healthy cognitive, emotional and social development.
OneSky trainers and mentors provide parenting skills and classes for working parents and caregivers at their workplaces and at the Early Learning Center. The class schedules are designed to accommodate parents who work long hours in factories.
Daycare Provider Training
OneSky provides workshops and training for home-based daycare providers so they can deliver quality care and adopt, implement, and replicate best practices. A specialized curriculum tailored for home-based daycare providers is delivered at the Early Learning Center training facility and mentoring and hands-on support is provided by OneSky trainers through on-site visits.