The Department of Basic Education’s Early Childhood Development Census

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is embarking on the collection of data from Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and schools to assist in the migration of the ECD sector from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education. The migration is anticipated to take place in April 2022.

The DBE has indicated that key barriers to effective planning in the ECD sector are the lack of data on ECD programmes coupled with the absence of a centralised data system. For this reason, ISASA strongly urges ECD schools and centres to participate in the DBE census.

Additional information is available on the DBE website.

ISASA has also prepared a background memorandum, which is available for member download:

Memo ECD Census Sept 2021

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