We provide quality early childhood development programmes and services for the benefit of young children, their families and their communities, throughout South Africa (our programmes are offered in all nine provinces with the support of partner organisations).

Our programmes are made possible through the support of our donors, partners, self-generation of a significant portion of our income, sound management of finances and risk and of course the willingness of communities to work with us to put young children first.

The programmes we offer cover a wide range of activities.

These include:

  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Equipment provision and training
  • Skills enrichment workshops
  • Family outreach work
  • Parent education workshops
  • Governing body training
  • ECD centre support
  • Organisational support
  • HIV/AIDS training
  • Literacy and numeracy workshops and resource distribution

Some of the other services we offer, include:

  • Research and Advice in the Field of Early Childhood Development
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Staff Development and Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Conferences
  • Campaigns
  • Knowledge sharing through our ECD Helpline

    These activities and services make a major contribution towards increasing access to ECD and improving quality of early childhood development in South Africa, thereby increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of early childhood development provision to all of South Africa's children.

    We would like to thank our partners, donors, colleagues and friends for their support. Together with the communities in which we work, our programmes have made a significant difference in the lives of many thousands of teachers, families and young children.