Is your support effective? What is the impact of the project?

Outputs for 1 omama 

(we will gradually increase the number of omamas)

  • 1 hour session with 1 family per week

  • 4 sessions per day, 20 sessions per week

  • 1 parents club per month

  • 1 woman with enhanced skills and work habits per year

Outcomes for 1 omama

  • 20 families with youngest children with early childhood care 

  • Improved kindergarten and school readiness of children

  • More functional families, more ambitious motivations and attitudes

Change/long-term impact

  • Better school results of children living in generational poverty

  • Higher employability/employment rate/income

We measure the impact of the Omama program in collaboration with the Oxford University

We compare the neurodevelopment of 2-year-old children in our program with the results in control groups of children from settlements outside the Omama program and children from the majority. The results will help us to further improve the work of omamas. They provide evidence and arguments for promoting the program into the system.

We cooperate with the National Institute of Pediatric Diseases

We monitor the progress and deviations of children in our program by using S-PMV screening, which is also used by pediatricians.

The return on investment is the highest on every euro invested on early childhood

Several researches demonstrate that the investment in early childhood development has the highest return for society. Early development of a child multiplies his or her potential for success in school and his or her employability in adulthood. Instead of living a less than fortunate life in poverty, depended on social benefits and various handouts, one can become a successful and fully integrated member of the society, a taxpayer and a contributor. In Slovakia, despite the high return on investment, a form of early childhood development - early intervention is carried out in a limited fashion, with children with physical disabilities.

Interesting studies

The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child) - (PDF)

Research on toxic stress and lifelong impact of poverty on physical and mental health (Harvard University) -

Summary of 20-years of research on early childhood intervention in Jamaica -

Evidence for Early Childhood Development Investment (UNICEF) -