Khalifa Award of Education

Early Childhood is an Investment in Tomorrow’s Leaders

In the United Arab Emirates, the homeland of everything is possible, and the capital of worldwide happiness, His Highness pays special attention to early childhood. May God protect Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE. His Highness gave this cherished group of sons and daughters great care in order to prepare An environment that stimulates creativity, innovation and leadership.

In this regard, we recall the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as the words of His Highness, in which he declares, “Caring for motherhood and child care are among UAE’s top priorities, understanding the basis for achieving sustainable and comprehensive development, and ensuring the sustainability of nations and peoples.” In the light of this, the smart government has launched a comprehensive strategy for early childhood care allowing it to keep up with the needs of the next fifty years. In addition to establishing councils and agencies to supervise early childhood programs in our dear country, it has also launched unique initiatives and projects pertaining to this category.

Among these initiatives is what the Khalifa Award for Education launched from the field of the Khalifa International Award for Early Learning, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa Award for Education, a field that the award introduces for the first time in the world. This is intended to promote the process of enhancing children and early education by offering its two categories in Best Research and Studies, and Best Programs, Curricula, Teaching Methodologies, and Practices.

This field also seeks to enrich a culture of excellence and creativity, encourage research and studies, discover, and appreciate advanced programs, methodologies and teaching methods, encourage distinguished teachers, activate the role of centers, institutions and educational companies specializing in early childhood, recognize the best personal experiences, and pay attention to the field of people of determination in the field of early childhood. Promote the spread of the best studies and the most successful practices and methodologies in the field of early education.

The field of the Khalifa International Award for Early Learning is a pioneering national initiative that foresees the future of early childhood and the related social, health, educational and cultural care associated with it. In the years of early and childhood education, enriching innovative and distinguished education programs with research, studies, programs, curricula, methodologies and advanced teaching methods in the field of early education, motivating teachers who innovate change through best practices and innovation in the field of early learning, and activating and encouraging the role of centers, institutions and educational companies specialized in the field of childhood Introducing the most successful individual experiences in the field of early education, benefiting from the best studies and the most successful early childhood educational programs, methodologies and practices, and motivating their implementation in educational institutions around the country.

The success of any community is directly proportional to the care and stimulation it provides for the children, whom we should view as tomorrow’s leaders and the key to a prosperous future. Hence comes the philosophy of childcare, which is an insightful look we entrusted to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, keen intellect. Her highness who is also the President of the General Women’s Union and President of the Council, the Supreme Chair for Motherhood and Childhood, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation “Umm Al Emarat”, where Her Highness paid this dear group great attention, which prompted the model of child care in our country to be a model to be emulated regionally and internationally.

The family, school and socialization institutions play significant role in placing early childhood on the path of creativity, innovation and scientific and practical excellence in various facets of life. Hence the significance of the field of the Khalifa International Award for Early Learning in shedding light on the world’s most exceptional works in the early childhood development process.

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