Developing the Essential Package of ECD services

The Essential Package defines the services required for the healthy development of South Africa’s most vulnerable young children.  The essential services are grouped in five categories: 

  1. maternal and new born child health
  2. nutrition
  3. support for primary caregivers
  4. social services
  5. stimulation for early learning 

This article describes the process of developing and publishing the Essential Package by Ilifa in 2014.