When community works: Early learning playgroups in the North West

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The  Early Learning Playgroup Programme is an innovative public-private partnership, which trains government-contracted community workers in rural areas to run early stimulation playgroups for children aged 3 -5.  The benefits for the children are access to a quality learning programme, where before there was none. For the community workers, the programme presents an opportunity to work with children and take … Read More

Bringing the Story Home: Early Literacy in the Free State

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During October 2016, we visited the Community Work Programme participants who are implementing the Nal’ibali Early Literacy programme in ECD centres around the Free State.  For the children enrolled in these centres, the programme means access to an early literacy programme for the first time. Nal’ibali is part of an innovative partnership, which trains Community Workers to fill gaps in … Read More

Lessons from the Field: TVET Colleges: Contributions towards HR Development in the Early Childhood Development Sector

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This brief provides an overview of the key findings and recommendations of a national survey of ECD training provided by selected public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges conducted by Ilifa in 2013. It makes recommendations for developing and improving training opportunities through TVET colleges for a scaled up ECD sector. [ For the full article, click HERE … Read More

Lessons from the Field: Private Funding of ECD in SA: A Snapshot!

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A review of private funding of early childhood development (ECD) was conducted in 2013 to better understand current funding sources, drivers and areas of focus. The survey targeted the largest corporates listed on the JSE, local and international foundations and non-profit organisations (NPOs) operating in the ECD sector. [ Download the full document HERE ]

Lessons from the Field: The Sinovuyo Caring Families Project

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This Lessons from the Field brief provides an overview of the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project which is being tested by Ilifa’s partners. The programme aims to contribute to the reduction of abuse and child maltreatment in South Africa through a mixed-methods approach that combines questionnaires, observational assessments, qualitative interviews and focus groups. [ To download the full report, click HERE … Read More

Key Findings from a Review of ECD Centre Registration and Funding Systems in KZN

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This report provides an overview of the key findings of a 2013 systems and scoping exercise conducted by Ilifa in the Ugu district of KwaZulu-Natal. On the basis of this exercise, Ilifa puts forward a set of recommendations which will lead to the improvement of centre and programme registration and funding processes. Summary of Challenges/Key Findings: There is little evidence … Read More