Lessons from the playgroup pilot
The Early Learning Playgroup programme was supported by Ilifa to demonstrate how a private-public partnership, based on social franchising, can be used to deliver ECD at scale while maintaining quality.
This article describes the opportunities and challenges of the programme, discovered through its pilot in North West province.
Written by Justine Jowell, SmartStart; Tim Houghton, Lima Rural Development Foundation; and Monica Stach, Cotlands. Published by Ilifa in 2015.