In the year 2018, the Education Research and Innovation Laboratory for Latin America and the Caribbean (SUMMA) featured the Un Buen Comienzo program within a map of 50 educational innovations which, at an international level, have provided solid evidence in the achievement of their goals and impact.
SUMMA was created by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and Fundación Chile, with the purpose of transforming educational policies and practices in the region.
The study titled “Engaging Young Children: Lessons from Research about Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care” (2018) provides a meta-analysis of programs and policies that have proven to have an effect over the quality of children’s education, child care and the level of development. This study considers investigations regarding the impact of the Un Buen Comienzo Program on the quality of the educational interactions of the educators at this level.
The book titled Leapfrogging Inequality (2018) portrays the results of an international investigation that identified 3,000 educational innovations in over 160 countries. Un Buen Comienzo is part of this catalogue of programs and policies that have generated positive changes within their respective contexts.
Un Buen Comienzo‘s innovative work with educators and school leaders led the Carnegie Foundation to acknowledge the program as an exemplary case in the application of Continuous Quality Improvement methodologies. Fundación Educacional Oportunidad is the only institution outside of the United States to receive the Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement acknowledgement (2019).
UAI CENTER FOR PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENTS (CEFIS)
“Towards the strengthening of institutional philanthropy in Latin America” is a publication that compiles investigations of five countries regarding the reality of philanthropy in the region. The Un Buen Comienzo Program is acknowledged as an initiative that systematically applies evaluation plans and information-based decision-making to improve the quality of early childhood education in Chile.
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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CEDLE)
The Educational Leadership Development Center published the book “Educational leader networks: Collaboration tools”, which highlights the work of the Un Buen Comienzo Improvement Network, featuring it as an example of networking in our country.
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