2003 Pioneers of International Quality Corporate Childcare Centers in Pakistan
● 2003 Pioneers of International Quality Corporate Childcare Centers in Pakistan
Catco Kids pioneered onsite employee childcare programs in Pakistan in 2003. Until then childcare was largely informal, and formal, onsite childcare provision was almost non-existent. Catco Kids introduced international standards, formal staff training programs and quality control systems. To date, On-site childcare centers have been introduced at Corporate Offices, Government Offices, rural area factories, Universities and more. Catco Kids has become recognized as the “gold standard” of childcare service provision in Pakistan.
2004 Policy Advocacy, research and curriculum development
● 2004 Policy Advocacy, research and curriculum development
Policy Advocacy, research and curriculum development are major work areas supporting the Catco Kids mission. Catco Kids has conducted extensive field research and provided technical expertise to create a knowledge base towards the establishment of a National Childcare System. Catco Kids has worked with multiple international organizations including, the International Labor Organization (ILO), The Aga Khan School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Aga Khan National Council, Sindh Ministry of Women’s Development, Punjab Ministry of Womens Development ,Idara-e-Taalim-o-Agaahi (ITA), and the Pakistan Technical Vocational Insititutes (TVETA’s)
2005 Certification Programs
● 2005 Certification Programs
A National Childcare system requires a professional, trained workforce. In 2005, Catco Kids launched the first professional training program for Childcare workforce Development in Pakistan. Since then, Catco Kids collaborated with the Ministry of Women’s Development Sindh, The Women Development Department Punjab (WDDP), The Agha Khan National Council and Technical Vocational Institutions
2006 Quality Audit Programs in Pakistan:
● 2006 Quality Audit Programs in Pakistan:
Understanding the QUALITY must be the focus for all childcare programs, Catco Kids designed the first comprehensive Quality Compliance mechanism for daycares. Quality Compliance Audit have been conducted by Catco Kids for the The Punjab Day Care Fund (PDCF). Audit was conducted for a total of 54 PDCF Daycare Center locations in all over the Pakistan. The Audit was intended to assess the compliance of PDCF day care centres with international childcare standards, in the areas of Health, Safety, Learning & Development.