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Early Childhood Development

South African Child Gauge 2013
2013 - The South African Child Gauge provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children. The 2013 issue focuses on the theme 'Stepping up national development: Prioritising essential services for young children'.

Tracking public expenditure and assessing service quality in Early Childhood Development in South Africa
2011 - UNICEF, the Department of Social Development, the Department of Education and the National Treasury commissioned the survey reported on here in ECD facilities in three provinces.

Nation building from the start: Early Childhood Development Knowledge Building Seminar (24 to 25 November 2008)
2009 - The annual Early Childhood Knowledge Building Seminar, organised by UNICEF and the National Inter-Departmental Committee for ECD aims to create a platform and forum to share new knowledge on research and innovative developments for young children

Early Learning and Development Ideas for Parents and Caregivers
2009 - Your child is going through a journey of development that started already at conception. This guide provides you with ideas on how to support your child’s development.

Rights for Children: Services for children 0 - 8 years
2009 - A comprehensive cartoon guide to social security benefits and services for children under 8 years

Report on the Foundation Phase Conference
2008 - A report on the first Foundation Phase Conference which was held on Tuesday, 30 September to Wednesday, 1 October 2008 at the Protea Park Hotel in Mokopane, Limpopo.

Trainee's Manual: Psychosocial Care of Babies and Young Children Living with HIV and AIDS
2008 - This manual aims to equip health and child care practices with information and skills for the psychosocial care and support of babies and young children who are living with HIV and AIDS and who are on treatment in the health system.

Trainers Manual: Psychosocial Care of Babies and Young Children Living with HIV and AIDS
2008 - This manual aims to equip health and child care practices with information and skills for the psychosocial care and support of babies and young children who are living with HIV and AIDS and who are on treatment in the health system.

Parental/primary caregiver capacity building training package
2008 - This training package was developed to enable trainers to train parents/caregivers who take care of babies and young children from birth to 5 years old.

Parental/primary caregiver capacity building training package - Low literacy version
2008 - This course has been written to support those parents, siblings or grandparents who are the primary caregivers of babies and children up to the age of five.

The psychological, social and development needs of babies and young children and their caregivers living with HIV and AIDS
2008 - The research aimed to better understand the needs of young children affected or infected by HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

Early Childhood Development
2007 - Rapid assessment and analysis of innovative community and home based childminding and Early Childhood Development Programmes in support of poor and vulnerable babies and young children in South Africa.

Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services
2007 - The Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services, is a review of The Draft Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services to ensure that it rises to the challenges facing the ECD sector, i.e. poverty, HIV and AIDS, disability, gender eq

Young Lives: Statistical data on the status of children aged 0 to 4 in South Africa
2007 - Although not all statistics are available for young children, information is drawn from different sources to provide the most recently available data on South Africa's youngest citizens.

Remembering Mommy
2006 - Sithembile and Themba’s mother has died and they miss her very much. Although they are sad, they come to realise that they are cared for and are not alone.

Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services
2006 - This document is a review of The Draft Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services that was the product of a long and intensive consultation process.

Psychosocial care and support of HIV positive babies and young children on ART
2006 - This is a report on the meeting held by national experts on the psychosocial care and support of babies and young children within the context of HIV and AIDSheld in December 2005.

National Integrated Plan for Early Childhood Development in South Africa 2005 - 2010
2005 - This document flows from a mandate given to the Social Sector Cluster by the first Cabinet lekgotla of the third democratic Government in May 2004.

The little hare (Umvundlana)
2004 - This book about a little hare who does not feel well, deals with the feelings that he experiences in a concrete and understandable manner for the young child.

Look who loves you! (Bheka ukuthi ngubani okuthandayo!)
2004 - This book is for young children (birth to 3) dealing will death in the family.

Early Childhood Development: Other resources
A collection of other useful resources on early childhood development

 

 

 

 

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