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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.

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ECD documents

This page provides access to various documents that are relevant to early childhood development.  To download documents from this site, please right click the link and choose ‘save link as…’ or ‘save target as…”.


Audit of ECD Centres National Report: 31 July 2015

Download the Report  here.

ECD Forum Comment on ECD Policy

Read or download the Eastern Cape ECD Forum Comments on the DRAFT ECD Policy, April 2015.

Taking Early Childhood Development to Scale

The Network of Early Childhood Training Agencies and Ilifa Labantwana co-hosted an intersectoral workshop on Taking Early Childhood Development to Scale on 28 and 29 May 2014. Please use the links below to download the various presentations.

Taking ECD to Scale: Is available data useful for planning? Lizette Berry

Key National & Provincial Processes for Early Childhood Development _Michele Kay

The Essential Package: Enabling Early Childhood Development Services for poverty affected children in South Africa_Sherri Le Mottee

A suggested multi-stakeholder vision towards scale up_Lucy O’Keeffe

Building consensus for a way forward_N.Z Mabece

For more information about the Intersectoral Forum or NECTA, please contact:

Lucy O’Keeffe (Chair, NECTA)
Director, Angus Gillis Foundation
P O Box 448, Grahamstown, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)46 6227896
Cell: 0714833194
Fax: +27 (0)46 6227889

Draft ECD Programme and draft ECD Policy documents

Following a series of National and Provincial consultations, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC link here) has drawn up the following to documents:

Further consultations are to be held before the ECD Policy and ECD Programme documents are finalised.

Other documents that may be of interest to the ECD sector are:

  • ECD Diagnostic Review, which was commissioned by the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.  The Review informs the National Development Plan 2030, which may be downloaded here.