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Opinion

Early childhood development reform misses the mark

Campaign launched to fix bill that experts say fails to improve ECD landscape

01 November 2020 - 00:00 By Tess Peacock, Rubeena Parker and Nurina Ally

The early childhood development (ECD) sector in SA has been devastated by Covid-19. Four months after the national lockdown was declared, researchers estimate that just 13% of children aged up to six years are attending ECD programmes. This is a disaster. But the crisis is not entirely new - challenges in the sector have been mounting for years...

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