Early Childhood Development (ECD) – Survey and Infrastructure Support

Large numbers of children in underserviced communities lack access to acceptable ECD care and services. They also often face a range of health and safety threats. Many centres are not yet registered and thus fall outside of the system of registration and related state oversight and support. Since 2013, PPT has therefore collaboratively developed a programmatic ECD response model. PPT also assists ECD transformation in S.A. by supporting municipalities, undertaking field surveys and planning appropriate infrastructure improvements.

ECD Video

Improving access to adequate ECD services is recognized as a national priority (e.g. within the National Development Plan and by key Departments such as Social Development). ECD is recognised as being in a state of crisis.