Talemia has launched today Sunday Nov. 20, 2016 the Hodhun “Cuddle” program to prepare and qualify the caregivers of children from birth to 3 years old. The program, comprising 50 training hours, is being conducted in Jeddah and Madina until Dec. 1, 2016. The program is part of a joint venture between Talemia and Ibn Mahfouz Philanthropy Foundation that is based on the partnership and social responsibility programs between the two sides and under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.
The program consists of 5 educational modules, approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), focus on the skills and attitudes required for nurturing and educating infants and toddlers. The program provides each trainee with 5 training toolkits, each of which includes a reference scientific material with integrated solutions given to the on-job caregiver. The program is usually implemented over 10 training days, 5 hours a day. After completing 50 training hours, each trainee receives a certificate endorsed by T4edu and Ibn Mahfouz Philanthropy Foundation.
The Hodhun “Cuddle” program is considered the first training program specialized in the early childhood field and it is part of a series of training programs to be implemented in different areas across the Kingdom. Twenty-five (25) trainees in each city will benefit from it. The program aims to furnish the trainees with the skills and knowledge that qualify them to work at nurseries in accordance with the early childhood accredited professional practices.