Early Childhood Education

Equal opportunities in education does not start when a child is entering primary education, but before. To offer each child with a (language) deficiency the best possibilities during their years at school, it is important to stimulate and support their development as early as possible.

How can we help you?

Cito offers you a range of products to stimulate, observe and measure the development of young children.

Both for children at a Daycare Center as at Kindergarten:  

  • Certified programs for early childhood education (Piramide Approach) 
  • Professional Development programs for teachers 
  • Mentor-coach programs 
  • Blended learning for teachers and parents 
  • Printed resources, a collection of project books, manuals and assessment tools 
  • Monitoring systems for toddlers 
  • Language and arithmetic tests for toddlers
“Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn
(Benjamin Franklin)”

The Piramide approach

The Piramide Approach to Early Learning is Cito’s scientifically-based and internationally recognized approach for early childhood education. 

The Piramide Approach is designed to prepare children from 0-6 years of age for school success. It has proven to deliver exceptional results, especially in the areas of language, mathematics and social- emotional development. The Piramide Approach is effective for all ability levels, including children needing intense language and developmental support. 

Effectiveness backed by international research

Piramide is the leading Early Childhood program in the Netherlands and widely used in Germany and Japan. The approach has been piloted in the United States in the last five years with promising results. Several international research studies show the effectiveness of Piramide.
We work closely with governments, ministries of education, school boards and early childhood centers.

Our range of services

Piramide’s range of services consists of:
  • Piramide  Professional Development programs for teachers
  • Mentor-Coach programs
  • Piramide Blended Learning for teachers and parents
  • Printed Resources, a collection of Piramide project books, manuals and assessment tools
  • Piramide certification programs
  • Early childhood consultancy: services and projects

Read more about our services

For references, please check out our customer stories.