Early Childhood Development Initiative

by Ba Futuru / For the Future
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Early Childhood Development Initiative
Early Childhood Development Initiative
Early Childhood Development Initiative

Project Report | Mar 27, 2024
Ba Futuru Preschool: Settling In, Identity & Culture

By Imanuela Nadia Sequeira Ribeiro | Program Manager

Term 1 - Activity
Term 1 - Activity

Ba Futuru Preschool

Quarterly Report- January to March 2024

On January 2024, Ba Futuru’s preschool have enrolled a total of 57 children. In term 1 (current term), the pre-school has 50 (Boys: 26 and Girls: 24) currently active children, since 7 children have moved.

  • Term 1- We were Learning about “Settling, my Identity and my Culture”

We welcomed our new and existing families and children. Settling back into our preschool routine!Focusing on learningabout our cultural identity and values that will be accepted and respected by others. Moreover, it is important for children to have people in their lives who encourage and help them to develop their connection to their culture and identity. Highlighting on activities such as:

  1. Practicing talking about themselves and their sense of belonging.
  2. Children knowing their community: their best friend, their family members, and their parents’ professional career.
  3. Children learn greetings from different languages.
  4. Children learn about their own culture. By introducing the Timorese traditional costumes. We took the children to Tais-market in Colmera to observe directly and getting to know about the Timorese culture and traditional attires from different municipalities. Including, experiencing and observing directly the process of how the Tais is produced.
  • Literacy

We learned the jolly phonic letter group 1 (s, a, t, i p, n) where the children learned about song, sound and action of the letter. The children learn to recognize letters, practice reading, blending sound, sensorial play and playing phonics games. We also have supported children with art and craft.

  • Math

Based on their learning stage, children learn to recognize numbers 1-10. The children were introduced to basic shapes, classification, practicing tracing sand paper number, counting down, and Montessori math like road number and court and counter. It is accompanied by game and one to one correspondent activities.

  • Physical Movement program (PMP)

Teachers have been setting up obstacle course activities for children to explore every day. We supported our children to develop their skills in fine motor and gross motor, Eye-hand coordination, physical movement. This will help the children to develop their concentration, confidence, risk-taking, through balance or body-control. This term we introduce dance activity and skate boarding.


Parenting Session

The parenting program is introduced in this term in Preschool. Most of the parents focus on learning and increasing their knowledge in understanding the four domains of children development. The parents have a lot of questions, generating an interactive discussion on the parents role in supporting the children’s development at home.


Teacher’s professional day

In this term the teacher focus on the learning about Children Development, Leadership, Inclusion, Theory of psycho-social, and Focus on how to write a good learning story on 25th -27th of March 2024. A very meaningful experience for our amazing and dedicated teacher who felt more supported in teaching practice on the next term. Our teacher were an exciting and enthusiastic participants at the training by being active and curiously asking questions, that will level up their teaching skills in the second term.

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Hand Painting Activity
Teacher's Professional Day
Teacher's Professional Day


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Dec 4, 2023
Ba Futuru's Preschool Report

By Judith Maria de Sousa | Executive Director

Aug 7, 2023
Ba Futuru Preschool Quarterly Report, 2023 Term 2

By I. Nadia S. Ribeiro | Program Manager

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Ba Futuru / For the Future

Location: Dili - East Timor
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Project Leader:
Brandy Roberts
Dili , Dili East Timor

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