Creches and Preschools
In Lesotho we are committed to early childhood education. See below for descriptions of two of our six programmes. One of these is not far from the capital Maseru and the other is in a rural area where it is more difficult to receive a good education.
In 2003, we started a preschool in one of the St.Ambrose convent rooms. Since early 2004 a separate building was constructed to house the preschool. Now, in a separate building, more than 30 children from the village attend the creche and 10 are taught in the brand new Primary School, which has been open recently in the newbuilding.
Marie Rose Preschool counts about 100 children. The preschool programs prepare them for school by meeting their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. The environment provided by Marie Rose Preschool foster participation in decision making, development of self-esteem, and the establishment of values.