IntroductionJawda™ is an International Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for Early Years Settings.
The program has received endorsements from international awarding bodies such as Training and Qualifications UK (TQUK) and previously Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE).
Jawda™ – which means ‘quality’ in Arabic – is the first International Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program in the region, that helps children’s centers improve the quality of care and education provided to children and their families.
Jawda™ provides families with information that will help them make informed decisions about children’s services.
Jawda™ enables practitioners to raise standards in early childhood settings beyond minimum licensing requirements and achieve high levels of performance as compared to international benchmarks.
BackgroundJawda™ was developed over a period of 10 years of hands on experience working with over 350 childcare centers, nurseries, and preschools and a team of child development, and quality assurance experts from around the world.
Through rigorous global research, systems and frameworks from the UK, Singapore, Australia, USA, and New Zealand were analyzed against local regulatory guidelines.
A comprehensive pilot study was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (UAE).