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ECD Forum Meetings

19 July 2016

Documents from the meeting of 19 September 2016



National Integrated ECD Policy (approved by Cabinet on 9 December 2015 (V-1 16 04 2016)

13 April 2016

Documents from the meeting of 13 September 2016

Minutes ECD Forum April 13 2016


Update on National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy.  In addition, an information document published by the Department of Social Development, ECD Policy QA (Revised 22 02 2016) was handed out.

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is developing a strategy for Children and Youth, and for the first time is including early childhood development.  BCMM Development of Child and Youth strategy presentation for ECD session.

Plans for a Children’s Festival in August 2016, to be hosted by the University of Fort Hare in honour of their centenary: NMI UFH Centenary Festival The Idea

An update on the University of Fort Hare Early Childhood Development Centre of Excellence, an exciting new development that will strengthen research and teaching on early childhood development.

The Draft Higher Education policy on Qualifications for Early Childhood Care and Education:  ECCE policy_for public comment

The next meeting will be held on 20 July, 2016.

09 September 2015

40 people attended the 14th meeting of the Eastern Cape ECD Forum in September 2015.

Documents from the meeting of 09 September 2015

Minutes ECD Forum September 09 2015

Presentation by Mr Brian Ligget of Network Action Group on streamlining ECD registration systems in KwaZulu Natal:  Building Systems that Serve_B Ligget

03 June 2015

35 participants attended the 13th meeting of the Eastern Cape ECD Forum.

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD  Minutes ECD Forum June 03 2015

Eastern Cape ECD Forum Comments on Draft National ECD Policy

Overview of Draft ECD Policy

Essential Package PDF ECD

Advocacy message development template


Reporting Child Abuse Raising awareness of early childhood development

 11 March 2015

32 participants attended 12th meeting of the Eastern Cape ECD Forum. DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD 

Minutes of the ECD Forum meeting, 11 March 2015


University of Fort Hare ECD Centre of Excellence, by Dr Greta Galloway

Update on the Birth to Four Curriculum, by Dr Daisy Reddy

SARAECE , by Ms Karin Hackmack

21 October 2014

45 participants attended 11th meeting of the Eastern Cape ECD Forum. DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD 

Minutes of the ECD Forum meeting, 21 October 2014

Service Specification Children and Families: For Non-Profit Organisations -Department of Social Development

EC Business Plan Format 2015/16:  For Non Profit Organisations -Department of Social Development

Birth to Four NCF Revised rollout plan:  Department of Basic Education

Loaves and Fishes Network iincoko:  Presentation by Pateka Mtinsilana and Margaret Irvine, Loaves and Fishes Network

Oxfam, 2014. Hidden Hunger:  Report by Oxfam

PICTURE GALLERY Click on a picture to enlarge, and to scroll through the gallery.


19 August 2014

Theme: Local Government and ECD

Minutes of the ECD Forum, 19 August 2014


ECD Forum Task Team Updates:  by Ms Michele Kay of ITEC

ECD Update: Traditional Council:  by Chief Zwelodumo Mtirara of Hala Trust, Ngcobo

Advocacy: IDPs and Wards: by Ms Rene King of Khululeka CEDC

ECD Awards: by  Mr Nkhensani Mthembi of NDA


24 May 2014

Theme: ECD in Municipalities

Minutes of the ECD Forum, May 27 2014


Key National & Provincial Processes for Early Childhood Development, by Ms Michele Kay of ITEC

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality – Mainstreaming Early Childhood Development, by Mr Shaun Petzer of BCMM

Integrated Development Planning, by Ms Phindiwe Hewu of the Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs

Audit of Eastern Cape ECD Centres, by Ms Caroll Warmberg of ITEC

12 November 2013

Theme: ECD in Municipalities

Minutes of the ECD Forum, November 12 2013


Kago Ya Bana: Improving ECD through local government partnerships, by Ms Ntjantja Ned of the Hollard Foundation.

Municipalities, Young Children and ECD, by Mr Andre Viviers of Unicef.