About Us

The Early Childhood Resource Centre (ECRC) is a Palestinian NGO established in 1985 to improve the education of young children in Palestine. ECRC works to build capacity in the early childhood sector by training teachers, empowering parents as partners in their children’s development, developing and producing culturally relevant resources for early childhood learning, and raising community awareness of the importance of the early childhood period. ECRC bases its strategy on a theoretical framework, which asserts that children are the future, and they have the right to live and develop to their utmost abilities.

ECRC’s approach is participatory, reflecting its holistic development philosophy and humanitarian principles, encouraging social and intellectual interaction in an open and democratic atmosphere.

Nabil Sublaban - General Director

Nabil Sublaban - General Director

Meet our team

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Our Vision

Palestinian children are creative thinkers safely, and happily living and belonging in their homeland: By 2030, our vision is that all the children of Palestine will live in the Palestinian state, committed to protecting their rights and helping them achieve growth and prosperity. Children will be part of a system of legislation, procedures, and activities that serve to protect their best interests and ensure their survival, growth, and development ensuring non-discrimination as well as respect for their perspectives and right to participate in self-determination.

ECRC’s approach is participatory, reflecting its holistic development philosophy and humanitarian principles, encouraging social and intellectual interaction in an open and democratic atmosphere.

Our Mission


Ensure a comprehensive and integrative educational environment for all Palestinian preschool children, taking into account international standards and conventions on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: All staff and volunteers will continuously strive to develop curricula, tools, and resources that help to enhance family and kindergarten environments to empower children and prepare them for excellence in different stages of school and beyond. We will develop the skills among staff in the best management and rights-based educational practices to ensure protection of children and achieve transparency, accountability, and good governance. We will continue to build the capacity of kindergarten staff and partner institutions involved in childhood advocacy programs to ensure the adoption of policies that protect the best interests of all children.

Our Goals


Improve the overall performance of kindergartens and nurseries.
Improve family education practices for children.
Protect the rights of Palestinian children, particularly those most vulnerable to all forms of violence.
Improve the overall performance of ECRC toward its mission.