Expanding Access to Early Childhood Development using Interactive Audio Instruction
This document provides guidance for program and managers who may be interested in using IAI for early childhood development programming. Taken in tandem with the 2005 Africa Region Working Paper, Improving Educational Quality through Interactive Radio Instruction, it provides solid evidence for the viability of the IAI approach and outlines the process for designing and implementing an IAI program specifically for early childhood contexts – from initial start-up in a given community, to large scale expansion in a country. It highlights the main steps in the production cycle, the roles and responsibilities of government and communities, and provides useful tips for practitioners at each stage of the process.
The toolkit outlines the four phases in the IAI program cycle as they pertain to ECD programming in a facilitated group setting (early childhood classrooms, non-formal community learning centers, or other adult-led group childcare settings), with a particular focus on community-based early learning initiatives as a means of increasing access