The Essential Package
The Essential Package, in line with the National Integrated ECD Policy, views ECD services as a continuum of interventions, with the immediate family offering primary level care and support.
The Essential Package focuses primarily on prevention and early intervention services, with provision for referrals for more intensive interventions, where necessary.
This document was developed by Ilifa, through a consultative process with a range of stakeholders, including early childhood experts and ECD programme managers.
The Essential Package covers the period from conception to the end of a child’s fifth year.
Published by Ilifa in July 2014.
Programmes and systems
Bhalisa Inkulisa Partial Care Registration System
ECD Infrastructure Support
Early Learning Playgroups
ECD Centre Enrichment
Home Visiting Programme
Ibhayi Lengane First 1000 days relationship support tool
Inclusive ECD programme
Philani Mentor Mothers
Sinovuyo Caring Families Project
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