The Return to Learning (RtL) program is an education program designed for use in the first phase of humanitarian response, or in protracted crises to improve school readiness before out-of-school children transition into non-formal education programs or formal school. RtL supports children (ages 4-15) in regaining access to education that addresses the needs of the whole child. Aligned with Save the Children’s Quality Learning framework, RtL uses a play-based approach to develop basic literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills, contributing to children’s learning and wellbeing. As long as there is a safe space to implement the program, any trained community facilitator—regardless of prior teaching experience—can deliver RtL activities. The Return to Learning Global Materials consist of:

  1. A brief with an overview of the RtL Program.
  2. Child-level materials: three activity packs with RtL activities for children ages 4-6, 7-11, and 12-15.