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OMEP works on projects across the world to support children and families.

  • children's paintingsOMEP works with governments and authorities to support and encourage initiatives aimed at children and families.
  • OMEP promotes research and conducts surveys on early childhood education.
  • OMEP projects are specially conceived with the particular needs of each group of children in mind.

What have we been working on?

  • A group of students have been developing materials to support colleagues in Nigeria to provide low cost learning and development opportunities.
  • OMEP is concerned that provision for 2 year olds is appropriate and high quality.
  • OMEP continues to work on a world project for Education for Sustainable Development. In 2016 the focus was on Development of Teacher Training Resources for Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • OMEP has supported the establishment of the KENYA OMEP committee.
  • OMEP lobbied for early childhood development to be included in global development goals post 2015 through our links through United Nations and supported the petition by Tessa Jowell to Members States of the United Nations calling on them to recognise the central importance of giving all children the best start in life. You can download the paper here.
    In February 2016 Target 4.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals was published stating:
    “by 2030 ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
  • OMEP was a sponsor of the New Leaders in Early Years Programme, intended  to raise outcomes for children in areas of social disadvantage in the UK.
  • In the past few years OMEP has funded school uniforms for children in Nigeria and a playground for children in South Africa and supported relief work following the typhoon in the Philippines and the tsunami in Japan.
  • OMEP annually provides travel awards to students. See our recent Letter to Course Leaders and Poster.