South African Early Childhood Review 2019 is now available
Data and analysis on the status of children under age six across nutrition, health, social services, caregiver support, and early learning.
SA children 0-5 being read to
Reading is an important form of stimulation and teaches babies and children about communication; introduces them to numbers, letters,
Despite evidence supporting that babies should be read to from day one, data collected during the General Household Survey 2016 shows that half of
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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....
The National Department of Social Development, in partnership with Ilifa Labantwana, is seeking the services of a service provider who can assist in developing an Early Childhood Development Human Resource strategic workforce plan that will enable the ECD sector to...
The South African Early Childhood Review 2019 is an annual statistical review and analysis of the key data indicators for children under 6. Data indicators are carefully selected from across the Essential Package of ECD services: Primary level maternal and child...
- 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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