Department of Social Development. AN INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR– MOVING AHEAD 2013 -2018. PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 11 JUNE 2013. OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION. Purpose of the Presentation Background
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Department of Social Development AN INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR– MOVING AHEAD 2013 -2018. PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 11 JUNE 2013
OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION • Purpose of the Presentation • Background • An Integrated ECD Programme of Action- Moving Ahead 2013-2018. • Conclusion • Recommendations
PURPOSE OF THE PRESENTATION • To make a presentation on An Integrated ECD Programme of Action - Moving Ahead 2013-2018 to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development.
BACKGROUND • The Department of Social Development, in collaboration with the ECD Sector launched an awareness campaign to promote ECD in local communities. The purpose of the campaign is to promote Early Childhood Development in South Africa and to ensure that all South Africans commit themselves in supporting the implementation of Early Childhood Development services in the country. • As part of concurrent review processes of ECD, Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency (DPME) and the Inter-Departmental Steering Committee on Early Childhood Development commissioned a Diagnostic Review of the prevailing Early Childhood Development (ECD) paradigm, current services, human resources, funding and impact. This was the first evaluation under the emerging National Evaluation System led by DPME. • There were three National activities which impacted on ECD services in South Africa from 2011/2012. These included The Review of the National Integrated Plan for Early Childhood Development, the ECD Diagnostic Review and the ECD Conference Action Plan. The aim of the above was to review ECD services provisioning, coordination and implementation for children, birth to four years in South Africa. • The above processes were merged into a zero draft “An Integrated ECD Programme of Action-Moving Ahead 2013-2018 ”(Document attached).
AN INTEGRATED ECD PROGRAMME OF ACTION - MOVING AHEAD 2013-2018 The time frames are as follows: • Short Term: April 2013 – March 2014; • Medium Term: April 2014 – March 2016; and • Long Term: April 2016 – March 2018.
Conclusion • This is an integrated programme of Action which requires the commitment of all governments departments, stakeholders and the broader ECD sector in realising the objectives of building a better future for the young children in SA.
RECOMMENDATION • The Portfolio committee on Social Development take note of the presentation made on the integrated ECD Programme of Action - Moving Ahead