Resources

Our analyses, research, and lessons

Ilifa Labantwana is a learning organisation.  We are dedicated to producing, and sharing, accurate and insightful research firmly rooted in evidence.  Browse through our publications by theme, age-range, or programme.  All of our work is published under a Creative Commons license and may be distributed.  Please acknowledge the source.

All - By Programme
Early Learning Playgroups
ECD Centre Enrichment
Home visiting programme
Ibhayi Lengane
Inclusive ECD
Philani Mentor Mothers
Sinovuyo Caring Families Project
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0-2 Years
3-5 Years
Antenatal
All - By Theme
Administration systems
Centre-based ECD
Early Learning Playgroups
Early stimulation
Essential Package
Financing
First 1000 Days
Home Visiting programmes
Human Resources
Inclusion
Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Non-centre-based ECD
Nutrition
Parenting
Partial Care Registration
Policy
Resources
South African Early Childhood Review
Support for Primary Caregivers
  • A guide to ECD programmes in South Africa
  • Alcohol use, partner violence and depression
  • Building local ECD knowledge
  • Circles of support for caregivers in the North West
  • Community health workers can improve child growth of antenatally-depressed SA mothers
  • Creating hubs of inclusive education in KZN
  • Depressed mood in pregnancy
  • Developing appropriate financing models for ECD scale-up
  • Developing the Essential Package of ECD services
  • ECD centre registration and funding systems in Kwazulu-Natal
  • ECD site upgrading research report
  • Evaluating perinatal home visiting among SA mothers and infants
  • Evaluation of the Sobambisana Initiative
  • Evidence from the Sobambisana Inititiave
  • First 1000 days relationship support tool
  • Food insufficiency, depression, and the role of social support
  • Funding of learnerships for ECD practitioners
  • Getting the basics right from the start
  • Government funding for ECD (2011 review)
  • Government funding for ECD 2014
  • Government funding for ECD summary
  • Group learning programmes
  • Group programmes for parenting education
  • Home visiting for households with children not in formal ECD
  • Home visiting to improve maternal and child health
  • Human resource development in the ECD sector
  • Ilifa Insights Issue 2
  • Ilifa Insights Issue 3
  • Inclusive ECD for parents of children with disabilities
  • Information Management Systems in KZN
  • Intimate partner violence and depression among SA women during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Introduction to the first 1000 days
  • Introduction to the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project
  • Lessons about positive parenting from the Sinovuyo Caring Families project
  • Moving beyond the core story of brain development
  • Multiple risk factors during pregnancy in SA
  • Opportunities and risks for the ECD non-profit sector
  • Outcomes of home visits for pregnant mothers and their infants
  • Philani Plus home visiting programme
  • Predictors of alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition among township women in SA
  • Private funding of ECD in South Africa
  • Promoting innovation in early learning
  • Quick Guide to ECD in South Africa
  • Re-engagement in HIV care among mothers living with HIV in SA over 36 months post-birth
  • Resource Ilifa Insights Issue 1
  • Screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by non-medical community workers
  • Services to support inclusion in ECD in Ugu District KZN
  • Social franchising and the power of the Community Work Programme applied to early learning playgroups
  • Social franchising for ECD
  • Social Worker Toolkit to Support the Partial Care Registration Process
  • South African Early Childhood Review 2016
  • South African Early Childhood Review 2016 in brief
  • South African Early Childhood Review 2017
  • Survey of non-profit organisations providing training for ECD
  • Systems change in KwaZulu-Natal
  • The Essential Package
  • TOOLKIT Resourcing ECD centres
  • Toxic stress and the vicious cycle of poverty in South Africa
  • When community Works - early learning playgroups in North West province