Early Childhood Development Services
Early Childhood Development services means services intended to promote early childhood development; and are provided by a person, other than a child’s parents or caregiver, on a regular basis to children up to school-going age. These include in centre services (Partial Care facilities) and out of centre programmes and services that include home visiting programmes, playgroups, toy libraries and space based ECD programmes.
ECD Partial Care is a service where a person takes temporary care of more than 6 children during specific hours of the day or night. Any person providing an ECD Partial Care service must register with the Department of Social Development.