Center for Learning and Childhood Development-Ghana is a collaborative, research-based, not-for-profit organization committed to early child development and learning in Ghana. We partner with organizations and institutions to pursue priority research and programmatic needs in early child development. We focus on the urban poor and rural residents, the population with poorer early child development outcomes and where research indicates the greatest impact could be made. Currently, our program areas are in maternal, neonatal and child health, developmental delays and disorders, early child education and basic education.

Our story

CLCD-Ghana was founded by two high school friends who wanted to make a difference. They combined their passion to see children thrive and backgrounds in health, education and research to achieve that passion. One friend wanted to find better ways to help teachers teach children with variety of learning problems and styles. The other wanted to address the problem of why so many children in Ghana die in the first month (neonatal period) of life. They found a common ground in research as a means to help children to survive and thrive.


To see every child survive, thrive, and succeed in their learning.


To use research, advocacy and practice, and capacity building to improve children’s survival and development.


  • Respect for children: We value the rights and dignity of children.
  • Discovery: We believe our impact will be felt through the innovations we bring.
  • Excellence: We strive for the highest standard of quality in all we do.
  • Integrity: We value transparency in what we do and how we use donors money.
  • Partnership: We believe strong collaboration is key to us making a difference.