About the Mission
Bachpan Manao, Badhte Jao is a mission and a celebration to recognize the abundance of childhood for the 0-8 year olds in India. Scroll further to learn more.
Bringing alive the 'Early Childhood' opportunity
Where the experience of early childhood (0-8 years) enables every child in India to grow and learn to their full potential empowering them to thrive in their future.
The 'How' of Bachpan Manao
Generate conversations and foster understanding about the early childhood opportunity
Create, curate and share resources, knowledge and tools as public goods on the early childhood opportunity
Grow the network of individuals, organisations, ideas, solutions and spaces for sustained intergenerational impact at scale
Let’s have an ‘abundance’ mindset,
while approaching early childhood.
Bachpan Manao, Badhte Jao
Celebrate Childhood, Keep Growing
To make the most of this abundance, here are key areas of focus:
The first eight years are
a window of opportunity
Higher sensitivity to learning across key developmental areas in the early years, compared to school years.
The most eager and efficient period of learning
The early years have a long-lasting effect on development
Holistic development can be
a lifelong advantage
Holistic development is what makes the foundation for the children strong – a springboard for the future.
Holistic development is an equalizer for inclusive growth.
Holistic development through responsive care giving
An abundance of learning
Learning through experience and interactions.
Learning is not a straight line
Power of instinct.
Learning happens best with the development of positive dispositions
Play is the way
“Birds fly, fish swim and children play”.
Play builds the brain and promotes the process of learning
Play and child development
Play benefits children and carers
From Childhood Workshop
to a Societal Mission
‘Bachpan Manao, Badhte Jao’, idea and societal mission was born out of a collaborative effort of seeing together and learning by the Childhood Workshop – a wide range of individuals and organisations invested in the idea of learning and childhood in India and incubated by EkStep Foundation.
Adhyayan Foundation | Dost Education | EkStep Foundation | Illume | Key Education Foundation | Language & Learning Foundation | Pratham Education Foundation | Primalise | Probex | Rocket Learning | Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies | Shikshalokam | Siriti
The Childhood Workshop came together to uncover and gather insights from the ground and deep dialoguing with the caring adults that surround children in their early years. Along the way the Childhood Workshop grew into a tribe of Collabactors kept growing including
Makkala Jagriti | Nirvana Films | The Better India | BioQuest | Gram Vaani
Bachpan Manao, Badhte Jao is evolving into a network that cares, thinks and acts for our youngest. The tribe grows with the openness to see, learn and share and, more than anything else, grow together!