Mother Child Education Foundation

Yale Collaborator

Building a good future begins with early childhood. Children develop most rapidly in their earliest years and supportive environment is crucial in this period. AÇEV aims to support children in these most formative years to give them a right start to life. Since their inception in 1993, the fundamental goal of AÇEV's education programs have been support disadvantaged children and their families strengthening the "early childhood" period to build a more advanced society and create equal opportunities in education.

Please visit AÇEV here.

Surest Pathway Toward Peace Building

Practice Presenter

alt textÇiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.  A founding member of AÇEV

"Supporting early childhood development as well as transforming families, causes ripple effects to the community. This is at the core of societal development and is possibly the most enduring and the surest pathway toward peace building."

Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. A founding member of AÇEV. ECPC Launch Event 20 Sept 2013

PPT Presentation: "Early Child Development as a Pathway to Peace: The ACEV Experience"

AÇEV Mother Child Education Program (MOCEP)

The MOCEP program, as demonstrated in the video documentary to the right, is built and revised by 20 years of research experience, supports the mother with the goal of promoting the child’s overall development and mother’s empowerment and has a “Contextual”, “Functional”, “Whole Child” intgeractive approach that is culturally relevant. Its program components include mother support/parenting, reproductive health and family planning, cognitive training, child protection, gender issues, and peacemaking (Kağıtçıbaşı, 2013; Early Childhood Peace Consortium inauguration presentation (below)).