Updated Mar 01, 2018


Proving concept on a sustainable and scalable model of Early Childhood Care & Education for urban slums in Kenya


Afzal Habib

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Kidogo was founded in January 2014 and opened its first early childhood center in Nairobi, Kenya (Kisumu Ndogo, Kibera) in September 2014. In January 2015, Kidogo opened a second early childhood centre in Kangemi, also within Nairobi County which reached operational breakeven within only 6 weeks.

Registered in United States.

Focus Areas:

Education, Curriculum, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Curriculum, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, Human Centered Design and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

Kidogo is a social enterprise that improves access to high-quality, affordable Early Childhood Care and Education for low-income families in East Africa's informal settlements.
How does your innovation work?
Kidogo's M&E plan is focused on three key metrics. The first are "hub" centers and child development and readiness to learn. This takes into account each child's holistic development, including physical, cognitive, psycho-motor, language, and socio-emotional outcomes. We also monitor micro-franchised "spokes", or early childhood caregiving environment. Finally, we evaluate program sustainability and scalability using operational and financial metrics.

Planned Goals and Milestones

ECD centers are located within informal settlements to provide care for children from low-income and vulnerable households. The tuition rates are equivalent to local centers, where the quality of care is significantly lower and feeding programs are absent. Kidogo provides existing baby-care and informal ECD centers with capacity-building and quality-improvement support. This ensures Kidogo reaches a wider breadth in the informal settlements and provides care to the most vulnerable children.


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