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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

National Integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy

Cabinet has approved ECD policy December 2015, to ensure children have access to quality ECD

Cabinet approved the National Integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy. The policy was developed in consultation with various stakeholders in the sector. It went through public consultation in February 2015. This integrated ECD policy will ensure all young children and their caregivers are able to access comprehensive quality ECD services from conception to Grade R. The policy extends the service to eight-year-old children with developmental difficulties. The policy further provides a monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure it is effectively implemented to all children irrespective of race, gender or religion.