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Global Childhood Academy

GCA is a platform with a mission to upskill teachers and professionals serving children

GCA is on a mission to transform education and improve the lives of children around the world. Our platform connects teachers with expert training providers and incentivizes skill-building through credentialing opportunities, making it easier for them to upskill and better serve the needs of underserved communities.


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March 2023
Our goal is to create a global platform for learning exchange that promotes the sharing of best practices and ideas among educators worldwide. We believe that our innovation can contribute to a more equitable and effective education system that benefits learners and teachers alike.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

GCA was created to address challenges faced by early childhood teachers such as recruitment discrimination, lack of job preparation, inadequate access to skill-based learning, competition between training providers, and a lack of effective partnerships. We provide affordable training and credentialing opportunities to incentivize skill-building, helping teachers better serve children.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The GCA platform offers adult learners access to quality learning programs, vocational certificates, diplomas, and accredited credentials from top training institutes worldwide. With over 200 online programs available in multiple languages, our range includes free mini-courses with certificates, as well as master courses, vocational certificates, and diploma programs at affordable prices. Content is created by vetted institutes, colleges, NGOs, and universities. In a survey of 2,000 teachers, 100% would recommend GCA, with 98% appreciating content variety and 99% finding it helpful for professional development. GCA involves teachers in the platform's development through feedback loops and material contribution opportunities, serving as a gateway for 57% of first-time entrants to the teaching profession.

How has it been spreading?

GCA is rapidly growing through partnerships with local channel partners worldwide. In the last 1-2 years, GCA has collaborated with local training providers to enroll over 2,000 teachers. GCA plans to scale its platform by continuing to partner with local channel partners through the use of whitelabeling. These partnerships enable GCA to adapt the platform to meet local regulatory requirements and demand for professional development. GCA works closely with each local training provider to tailor the platform to meet their specific needs, providing customization options such as changes to course catalogs, supplemental material, branding, and support for local currency. GCA is currently in talks with several potential channel partners worldwide to further expand its reach and impact.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

To try GCA, go to globalchildhoodacademy.com and create a free account. Once you've created an account, you can start browsing for learning programs by type, skill area, or training provider. You can also chat with Emily, our AI virtual coach, who can suggest courses based on your skill level or challenge areas. If you're interested in adopting GCA to your context, please contact us.

Implementation steps

Step 1: Go to globalchildhoodacademy.com
Open your web browser and navigate to globalchildhoodacademy.com.
Step 2: Create a free account
Click on the "Register" button on the top right corner of the page. Fill in the required information, including your name, email address, and a chosen password. Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then click "Register".
Step 3: Browse the available learning programs
Once you've created an account, you can browse the available learning programs by type, skill area, or training provider. Click on the desired category to view the available programs.
Step 4: Select the desired program
Select the desired program and click on the "Register" or "Enroll" button. Follow the instructions to complete the registration process, which may include filling in additional information or making a payment.
Step 5: Begin the program
Once you've registered for a program, you can access the content by clicking on the "Launch" or "Start" button. Engage with the content by watching videos, reading materials, and completing quizzes or assignments.
Step 6: Take advantage of feedback loops
Use the feedback loops embedded in each program to share your pain points and suggest topics for improvement. Take advantage of supplemental materials such as case studies, articles, and discussion forums to enhance your learning experience.
Step 7: Download your certificate
Upon completion of the program, you can download your certificate or share your progress with your employer by clicking on the "Download Certificate" or "Share Progress" button.
Step 8: Connect with other learners
Join the GCA community by connecting with other learners and educators from around the world. Share your experiences, ideas, and best practices with others and learn from their experiences.

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