A girl plays with a toy from an Early Child Development (ECD) kit at St. Benedict Kindergarten. The class is held in a UNICEF-supplied tent in a camp for people displaced by the quake, in Port-au-Prince, the capital. ECD kits contain materials such as hand puppets, coloring pencils, building blocks and games; they are primarily used to help young children regain a sense of normalcy after natural disasters or war. Since March 2010, UNICEF has distributed nearly 1,500 ECD kits throughout the country in support of the Ministry of Education and NGO early childcare programs.
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