Abidjan - Post Report Question and Answers

Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

There are preschools available. Our kids aren't small, so I am not sure of the pricing. People are pleased. - Mar 2021

After school activities exist, some free some not, some engaging some not. - May 2020

Not sure - but I think most people just hire nannies. - Feb 2020

Preschools are plentiful. Bebe Calin and Grain de Soleil are two that are excellent. Most before- and after-care is provided by nannies in the home. - Mar 2017

If and when the US Embassy allows families back, there will be plenty of local help for small children. HOWEVER, malaria is a major concern here, and malaria pills are not recommended for children under 12. - Jun 2009

As children are not currently allowed at post, none of us have any experience with preschools or daycares in Abidjan. That said, household help is inexpensive and reliable and might be an option for some families. There are UN personnel with very young children here. - Jan 2009

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