In April 2019, because the location CYK had planned to choose for preschool in Kompong Speu province could not complete the assessment and according the request from the community people in Teuk Hot village through Rolea Bier DOE and Kompong Chhnang POE officers, Caring for Young Khmer (CYK) conducted the survey on location and learnt their need and cooperation for opening the new village preschool instead.
CYK found that there’re a lot of children, but no preschool in the village and the community people, especially commune council seem very cooperative for its operation and management. And the school principal is willing to provide one classroom for preschool. So, CYK decided to support and open a preschool for them.
Then, CYK provided fund to buy materials that cost $763.75 and Teuk Hot commune council pay $408 for labor fee for repairing a classroom for village preschool in Wat Teuk Hot Primary School. The repairing work was completely finished on 8th November 2019 under the control of preschool supporting committee members.
From 18th to 27th October 2019, the teacher training was conducted by CYK childcare advisor and childcare team at CYK office. And the On-the Job-Training (OJT) was continued at Beoung Kyang community preschool from 28th October to 8th November and 2019.
On 26th November 2019, the new village preschools at Teuk Hot village, Teuk Hot commune, Rolea Bier district, Kompong Chhnang province were officially opened and about 40 children were registered and have chance to get early care and education for their mental and physical development.