ITEC envisages a child-friendly South Africa where all children are able to access opportunities for optimal development.

We believe that children have the right to live in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment, and that they deserve the care and education that will equip them for tomorrow's world.

  If you would like to donate, please contact us at 043 7438333. We have Section 18A status -  your donation is tax deductible. 

South African ECD Awards

Entries for the 2014 South African ECD Awards are now open, with applications due by 30 September, 2014.

The ECD Awards, which take place annually, recognise best practice and outstanding participation in Early Childhood Development.  A new category, Best ECD Disability Programme, has been added in 2014.

For more information, go to the ECD Awards  page on the National Development Agency website, or you can download the application forms and information flyer here:

Best ECD Centre of the Year

Best ECD Practitioner

Best ECD Disability Programme

Best ECD Training and Intervention

Best ECD Publication

Best ECD Trainer of the Year

ECD Awards Information Flyer

This is where we work

View ITEC Projects: 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 in a full screen map

Why invest in young children?

An excellent presentation from the D G Murray Trust website, explaining why the “strongest strategy to change the future of South Africa is to invest in and nurture young children.” The presentation is by David Harrison, CEO of the D G Murray Trust, one of the most progressive funding organisations in South Africa.

If your internet is a bit slow, please be patient. It’s worth the wait.

Facilitators, assessors and moderators for our database

We are building a data base of experienced, qualified people who are available to work in the Eastern Cape.   If you are a registered Assessor or Moderator, or a qualified and experienced Facilitator, download this document for details: Call for Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators.



Our birthday picture gallery

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ITEC’s 25th birthday!

ITEC was founded 25 years ago, in 1987.   As we celebrate a quarter of a century of commitment to children, families and development, we reflect on the many friends and colleagues who have made ITEC what it is today.

Our Managing Director, Michele Kay, wrote the following piece about ITEC:

ITEC 25 Year Celebration

ITEC in the early days – still going strong after 25 years. Gerry Nicol (right) and Gideon Sam, (centre) founding Directors, are pictured in the doorway. (Click the picture to enlarge)


Fabulous new website!

We are designing a new website for ITEC’s 25th birthday!