NestingPlay’s first Early Childhood Development project in Kenya aims to enhance the capacities of professionals of early childhood education to deliver high-quality pre-primary education and developmental services for all students, inclusive of those with special needs. The program includes a series of capacity building activities provided for kindergarten teachers, both official and non-official, health care providers and parents.

In Kenya, we work closely with the Bungoma County Education Minister and local schools. we are assisting them in transitioning to a learning-through-play approach and adapting competency-based education to local opportunities. We will also teach teachers how to effectively involve children who are developmentally delayed in activities and how to support their development. 

Together with our partners Making More Health and Boehringer Ingelheim, we are working to improve the wellbeing of people in the region, with a particular focus on creating the best possible developmental environment for children. 

To achieve our goal, we have opened two parent centers where parents can openly discuss issues and spend time with their children in a secure environment. We also assist them in acquiring positive parenting skills, engaging in joint play activities, and provide training for the parent center staff to identify potential issues and facilitate collaborative developmental activities and plays.We continue to work to establish as many of these parent centers as possible across the country. 

Our geographic focus is in Webuye East, Bungoma North, and Tongaren sub-counties in Kenya.

NestingPlay has partnered with:

  • Core Health and Wealth International
  • The County Government of Bungoma
  • Ministry of Education