JAWDA was developed over a period of 10 years of hands-on experience working with over 350 childcare centers, nurseries, preschools and child development team and quality assurance experts based in the United States of America, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Through rigorous global research, we analyzed systems from the UK, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, along with local regulatory guidelines.
A comprehensive pilot study was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs in the United Arab Emirates.
JAWDA is the first quality improvement program created for early childhood programs in the MENA region. It is a tiered quality rating and improvement system that demonstrates a program’s commitment to quality. It communicates to families that the program is a safe place where their children will learn and thrive.
Most QRIS systems struggle to keep the system running smoothly when it is fully implemented. JAWDA is different! We have adapted an innovative, sustainable and scalable model that works collaboratively through local partners in countries across the MENA region.
We have a unique and innovative implementation model that enables us to reach and support all childcare centers in the MENA region, regardless if they are in a metropolitan area like Cairo or Dubai, or in a rural area like Madinat Zayed or Abha.
Our program is implemented in partnership between global partners who work closely together, with one specific target, to help the childcare center understand and identify their areas of strength and weakness, and put effective plans for improvement that make sense to them, and that work!