Overview of Nigeria and Canada Nigeria Canada Population: 149,229,090 (July 2009 Capital EST.) Population Over 250 ethnic groups Languages 68% literacy rate Ethic Groups 3 major Religions National Holiday Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north. Geography Currency rate $1 CAN = N168 (Nigerian naira)
Type of Child Care System Nigeria Canada The child care system in Nigeria is In Canada there are two types of formal and mainly privately owned child care They are known as nursery school or Formal childcare also known as pre-primary education regulated child care, are small groups of children that a child care Children get to start this school at provider cares for in a private age 2 residence Facilities are also in place for Informal child care also known children 3months – 2yrs of age as unregulated child care includes known as daycares. both relative and non relative, non parental care arrangements that are home based
History of Child Care System Nigeria Canada 1977: The FGN gave an official In the early 19th century recognition to pre-primary education industrialization grows in Canada in the NPE. 1981: 7.7% out of the 948 parents in a In the 1920’s Mother’s Allowance is study sent their children to either a introduced nursery school or a group care centres. In the 18th century Public Health 1990: Improper government MGT, becomes a concern with inflation it became necessary for both parents to work or trade for families to be able to survive In 1946 the DAY NURSERIES ACT is established 2001: with 20million preschool children , and high demand for childcare, we saw 100% increase in In 1967 Community colleges nursery schools setup by individuals establish ECE diploma
Underlying Philosophy Nigeria Canada Its philosophy is focused mainly on Philosophy the children’s intellectual development Other models The program is more teacher Montessori focused. The Thematic approach There is a yardstick parents rate the schools by? The Behaviourist approach That is having their children say their ABC’s, 123’s and see growth High Scope intellectually Open Bank Street model Recently there has been growth in the Montessori curriculum.
Availability and Accessibility Nigeria Canada With over 30million children below Availability the age of 6 in Nigeria 47.38% of children ages 0-6 years are Accessibility enrolled in daycares and pre-primary education. Government It cost approximately N10,000 – N15,000 per month to get a child enrolled in a quality child care center Private No grants or subsidy from the government They are profit organizations, therefore available but not accessible due to cost.
Training of Child Care Workers Nigeria Canada• Preprimary Education Qualifications• Qualifications An Early Childhood Education Diploma• Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) First aid/cpr training• Recognizing the importance of early Completed medical form childhood education Police Check• Enrollment in Early childhood education Field placement