ECD Content Designer
Children and their families living in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria have been exposed to levels of adversity that threaten their development and jeopardize the future prosperity and stability of the societies in which they live. Research shows that the development of basic skills can help promote resiliency and, for the most vulnerable children, help mitigate the negative effects of conflict and crisis. But such care and education are unavailable to many children. Ahlan Simsim’s theory of change is based on the idea that Sesame Workshop’s signature culturally relevant, localized production approach, with its engaging Muppets and other elements, coupled with the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC’s) expertise in delivering services to people affected by conflict and crisis, will enable the creation of a scalable, replicable intervention for early childhood programming to help a generation of conflict-affected children achieve their developmental potential.
In fact, the education system went through reform action during the years (2004-2015), where one of the development objectives was to expand access to early childhood education, and to improve student assessment and teaching and learning conditions for Jordanian children and Syrian refugee children. Readiness to Learn Program was one of the main components of MoE main interventions in ECD, while Early Grades Reading and Mathematics Initiative has core inputs to utilize and build on in the KG teachers training as well as the for the teachers’ guide.
AS Jordan Team is working with a consultant to develop the current curriculum of the school Readiness program addressed to children aged 5-6 to foster their preparedness (cognitive and social emotional knowledge and skills) and better engage them in grade 1, through the following:
Provide MoE with a condensed curriculum focusing on increasing the children’s school readiness, through Integrating Ahlan Simsim episodes and educational aids into the curriculum to nurture the children’s social and emotional wellbeing as one main pillar of children’s development,
Enrich the current training program to incorporate Ahaln Simsim’s tools and activities into the module.
The consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:
1.Provide designs for the children booklet of worksheets to illustrate the exercises or the activities details that the children should interact with, such as numbers, shapes, animals and so on.
2.Provide designs for the teachers’ booklet, including the illustrations needs by using photos and infographics if necessary.
3.Design the caregivers booklet.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Technical Manager
Internal: Content Development Specialist