Project #1894

Preschool Education for Poorest Regions of Turkey

by ACEV - Mother-Child Education Foundation


This intensive preschool program aims to increase school success in disadvantaged communities by supporting language skills and cognitive development of children who otherwise receive no preschool.
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The summer preschool education program is a 10-week program for 6 year olds who are about to start school in the fall without the necessary social, cognitive and language skills necessary to have a fair start in and skills to stay in school. This structured 250 hour prechool program has been proven to positively impact all of the above areas and has made a marked difference in the enrollment rates of children in primary school in these poor regions.


The project helps furbish preschool classes in disadvantaged southeastern region of Turkey and provides training for preschool teachers for an intesive 10 week summer program.

Long-Term Impact

As a result of this project, 200 children living in the extremely poor southeastern regions of Turkey and their mothers will receive training to improve the children's cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional skills before starting school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


ACEV's Summer Preschools Program Website
Reports on ACEV Early Childhood Education Program

Organization Information

ACEV - Mother-Child Education Foundation

Location: Istanbul, Turkey - Turkey
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Derya Akalin
General Manager
Istambul, Turkey

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