First Teacher Groups – a Community-Based Early Learning Initiative, Improves Parenting Practices and Child Development in Northern Tanzania

The First Teacher Group intervention improved children’s socio-emotional development, emergent numeracy, and gross and fine motor development, and with a trend toward better emergent literacy skills. A community group-based parenting model that engages parents with their children and is delivered by community volunteers is an effective approach for accelerating child development in low resource settings.