We plan a study that will span from May 2023 to February 2024, involving a total of 14 kindergartens. Through a random selection process, we allocate 7 kindergartens to Group A and 7 kindergartens to Group B.
In this intervention, we will provide educational toys on loan and permanently place them in the classrooms of 3-year-olds in Group A and 4-year-olds in Group B for a duration of 9 months, from May 2023 to February 2024. The decisions regarding the type and quantity of toys, as well as the selection of items for child development investigations, are made in consultation with our partners, including the toy lending company and the company that owns the kindergartens. Our partners will provide clear instructions to the nursery staff to ensure that these toys are utilized correctly and safely.
At the conclusion of the 9-month period, we will conduct a comprehensive survey to assess the development of both the 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in these kindergartens. The survey will enable us to evaluate the impact of the educational toys on the development of these children.