By: André Viviers, UNICEF South Africa   This booklet is a compilation of the key international treaties that need to be considered in the promotion protection and fulfilment of children’s rights. The aim is to create a single document where practitioners can find these treaties. This compilation provides an authoritative reference for:   – Scholars

By: Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Landscape of Early Childhood Programmes Historically, the genesis of ECD programmes varies by regions of the world (Kamerman, 2006). We use the UNESCO regional division to provide a brief historical overview of ECD programmes. During the 19th century, publicly- and privately-funded programmes for young children emerged to

By: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)   UNICEF and the rights of women and girls UNICEF is committed to practicing and promoting non-discrimination of all kinds, whether on the basis of sex, age, religion, race, ethnicity, economic status, caste, citizenship, sexual identity, ability/disability and urban/rural locality. We are dedicated to working with partners at all

By: Ilifa Labantwana   A review of private funding of early childhood development (ECD) was conducted in 2013 to better understand current funding sources, drivers and areas of focus. The survey targeted the largest corporates listed on the JSE, local and international foundations and non-profit organisations (NPOs) operating in the ECD sector. While investment in

ECD explained by PAN:Children

Monday, 06 October 2014 posted by

This is one in a series of topical guides developed for PAN: Children that provides key information on the current state of affairs in South Africa related to the topic and highlight practical guidance, lessons learned and case studies (both national and international) that will be helpful in policy development dialogue and knowledge sharing.  

By: Department of Basic Education   The overall goal of the curriculum is to provide children with opportunities to develop to their full potential as active, responsible and fulfilled citizens who can play a constructive role in a democratic non-racist and equitable society. The Foundation Phase Policy Document outlines the overall structure of the curriculum,

By: Ilifa Labatwana   This report looks at how national and provincial budget processes impact on the funding of ECD services, and at the mechanics of preparing credible plans and budgets that will enable government to effectively finance and deliver them. What financing models would be appropriate to enable the scaling up of early childhood

Guidelines for SGB

Monday, 15 September 2014 posted by

By: Department of Basic Education According to the South African Schools Act, 1996 (SASA), School Governing Bodies (SGB’s) are statutory bodies which stands in a position of trust towards the school.   An SGB is made up of: •             Elected members; •             The Principal by virtue of his or her official capacity; and •             Co-opted members.

By: Department of Basic Education   Background The LTSM policy has been introduced to ensure that all the injustices and inequalities of the past, with regards to learner support, are addressed. The policy ensures production and selection of quality LTSM, and makes such available to all learners in public schools Every learner and teacher must

Applying For an ECD Certificate

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 posted by

By: South African Government Services     Early childhood development (ECD) programme certificate   Do you run an early childhood development (ECD) facility and want to provide learning and support appropriate to developing the age, stage and needs of children you take care of, including children with a disability, chronic illness and other special needs?You can apply for