Covid-19’s impact on ECD programmes
New survey reveals that ECD programmes in South Africa’s most vulnerable communities need urgent financial support to survive the pandemic.
SA children 0-5 accessing early learning
More than 3.3 million of our
country’s 0-5 year olds still do not
have access to any form of early
learning programme. Nearly 90%
of these children come from the
poorest quintiles, indicating that
past inequities in access to early
learning programmes remain a
6-700 000 children who access an early learning programme are government subsidised, however there are 1.5 million children who are accessing early learning without any benefit from government subsidy.
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THE ECD SECTOR MUST BENEFIT FROM STATE SUPPORT By Laura Brooks (Financing and Systems Manager at Ilifa Labantwana) and Sumaya Hendricks (Dialogue Analyst at the Nelson Mandela Foundation) The President’s bold commitment on the 21st of April of R500 billion to support...
On 18th March, all Early Childhood Development operators were instructed by the Department of Social Development to close in order to prevent the spread and acceleration of Coronavirus infections. These included ECD centres, playgroups, and day mothers. A rapid survey...
Parenting programmes have been identified as an important strategy for preventing violence against children but there is a lack of programmes developed specifically for low-resource contexts. The Parenting for Lifelong Health programme was developed to fill this gap....
- There are 6 million children aged 0 – 5 years in South Africa. 100% 100%
- 4 million of them receive the Child Support Grant and they need subsidised early learning. 66% 66%
- Only 1 million of children who need subsidised early learning – or 25% – are receiving it. 25% 25%
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