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FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) WESTERN CAPE 29 AUGUST 2008. REGISTERED ECD FACILITIES. 909 ECD facilities registered and funded by Department. Provincial audit on all ECD’s. More than 3000 ECD facilities captured. ACCREDITED ECD’s.

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First quarter performance on early childhood development ecd western cape 29 august 2008

FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)WESTERN CAPE29 AUGUST 2008


Registered ecd facilities

REGISTERED ECD FACILITIES

909 ECD facilities registered and funded by Department.

Provincial audit on all ECD’s.

More than 3000 ECD facilities captured.


Accredited ecd s

ACCREDITED ECD’s

No accreditation of facilities

Registration in terms of Children’s Act.


Funding 1

FUNDING (1)

  • Budget allocation 2008/09

  • R147,597m

  • First quarter expenditure

  • R25,434m

  • % Spent

  • 17,23%

  • Current levels of funding

  • R7,50 per child per day

  • 220 days per annum


Funding 2

FUNDING (2)

  • Amendment to funding levels

  • -From R7-50 to R9 p/child p/day from 1 July 2008.

  • -Increase the number of funding days from 220 to 264 p.a from 1 April 2008.

  • -Qualifying income level increased to R3000 w.e.f 1 April 2008.

  • ECD assistants

  • 200 employed

  • Number of new facilities registered and funded in first quarter

  • -36 centres

  • -1,638 children


Measures to ensure funding reaches intended beneficiaries

Measures to ensure funding reaches intended beneficiaries

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Appointment of M & E officers.

  • Decentralization of functions to District Offices.

  • Visits to facilities by Welfare Planners.

    -Developing a tracking of public spending system via the Public Expenditure Tracking Study (PETS) in consultation with UNICEF.

  • Appointment of a service provider to capture detail of every child in an ECD facility.


Performance of funding

Performance of funding

  • Funding insufficient to cover nutritious meals, skilled and qualified staff, quality development programmes and maintenance.

  • Phase 2 of ECD audit will provide data on levels of qualifications / skills of practitioners.

  • Phase 3 will assess the quality of services rendered.


Number of beneficiaries

NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES

  • The total number of beneficiaries in registered and funded ECD facilities = 61,941.

  • Number of beneficiaries funded at these ECD facilities = 47,528.

  • With the increase of income levels and children entering the system the number of beneficiaries will increase to = 52,793.

  • The target of qualifying children is estimated at 81,315.

  • The following is a breakdown of ECD facilities and children per District Office.


Challenges resolutions 1

CHALLENGES / RESOLUTIONS (1)

  • Insufficient Human Resources.

  • Current Organisational development process.

  • Insufficient funding.

  • Implement the progressive increase over the MTEF period.

  • Level of qualification and skills of practitioners,

  • Provide accredited training via Dept. of Education.

  • Rezoning of land and health clearance certificates.

  • Established a Provincial ECD management team that include the Local Authorities.


Challenges resolutions 2

CHALLENGES / RESOLUTIONS (2)

  • The availability of land.

  • Currently assessing alternative accommodation (eg. schools, Multi-Purpose centres)

  • Reliable and up to date data.

  • Currently in the process of developing a system and conducting an ECD audit.

  • High costs of living (food, infrastructure, salaries etc.)

  • Implement the progressive increase over the MTEF period.

  • Non compliance by ECD facilities

  • Provide capacity building on financial management and governance matters.


First quarter performance on early childhood development ecd western cape 29 august 2008

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