10,234 children benefit from 12 diverse education pathways in Dubai

The summer edition of the periodic report of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, which was launched by the authority today (Sunday) under the title “Education for All Seasons: Change and Flexibility in Early Childhood Centers, Schools and Training Institutes” revealed that eight new early childhood centers will start their activities in Dubai before the end of 2021, to join This brings to 169 early childhood centers currently operating in the emirate and embracing 10,234 children benefiting from about 12 diverse pathways and approaches to teaching and learning.

The report, which was issued in conjunction with the approaching end of the current academic year 2020-2021, indicated that 75% of children enrolled in private early childhood centers in Dubai are between the ages of 24-36 months, while the percentage of children less than a year old reached about 1%.

According to the report, the majority of early childhood centers in Dubai apply the face-to-face learning model for children, with a rate of 85%, compared to 14% for the hybrid learning model, and about 1% for the distance learning model.

The report pointed out that 77% of children benefit from education and care services for five days a week, compared to 16% for three days, and 4% for at least four days a week.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, in accordance with Executive Council Resolution No. (35) of 2020, supervises the work of all early childhood centers in the emirate, and the quality of education and care provided by these centers to children in early childhood, in addition to ensuring their compliance with the procedures and laws in force. Organizing licensing services of all kinds and forms.

Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, said: "The report reflects the importance of early childhood in the lives of children, as providing high-quality education and care services at this age constitutes the basis for enhancing the quality of our lives as individuals and as a society, in line with Dubai's position. As a dynamic city that focuses on the future, and reinforces its orientation to be the best city for life and work in the world.”

Dr. added.

Generosity: “The report highlights the promising opportunities within the early childhood sector and its potential for continued growth. We are grateful to all the early childhood centers that participated in this report and look forward to continuing to work together for the good of all children and families in Dubai.”

Enrollment increase.

In another context, the report pointed out that the enrollment of private schools in Dubai has increased by 3.9 percent since the beginning of the current academic year, as Dubai hosts 210 private schools that receive 289,991 students.

The report highlighted Dubai's strengthening of its position as a preferred international and regional destination for training and professional development, as the 1,167 licensed training institutions of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority offer more than 70,000 training courses accredited by the Authority in various fields and specializations.

In this regard, Dr. Abdullah Al Karam explained that the private education system in Dubai has shown sufficient flexibility to adapt to various circumstances and changes during the current school year, especially in light of giving parents the freedom to choose between the distance learning model or face-to-face learning for their children.

We are grateful for the parents’ trust in their children’s schools, as well as in the government’s precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of students and the educational community.”

According to the report, 52% of students in private schools in Dubai are currently enrolled in schools that provide face-to-face or hybrid education models for their students - a mixture of distance learning and face-to-face learning - while private schools in Dubai recorded that 86% of qualified school cadres received the doses By the beginning of this June, about 97% of school cadres eligible to receive the vaccine had received a single dose.

The "Education for All Seasons" report tracks the developments of the private education sector in Dubai, as part of the initiative of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority to launch quarterly reports aimed at providing information related to this important sector, and providing the educational community and those concerned with all updates about it and systematic analyzes of interest to those in charge of the educational process on a regular basis. This is based on the great care that the Dubai government pays to data, which is the mainstay of accurate planning for the future, and in accordance with the directives of the wise leadership in dealing with data and information in a scientific manner that supports development trends within various sectors.

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