• Tamsin Metelerkamp

Campaign outlines five reforms for Basic Education Department after migration of ECD function

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT


The Real Reform for ECD campaign has put forward five areas of reform to be prioritised by the Department of Basic Education in its management of the sector. This comes after the formal handover of the coordination of the ECD function from the minister of social development to the minister of basic education on 1 April.


The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has taken over the function of the early childhood development (ECD) sector from the Department of Social Development (DSD) as of 1 April. In light of this fundamental shift, the Real Reform for ECD Campaign has outlined five priorities for the DBE to take on in its first 1,000 days in charge of these services.