The availability of good information greatly contributes towards effective decision-making.

Following many requests for information, materials, data, facts, resources and statistics on early childhood development, the Centre for Early Childhood Development established ASK CECD. This ECD helpline was established in 1995 and has responded to thousands of requests for assistance, support, information and resources. ASK CECD provides information and disseminates materials and resources to and from ECD organisations.

In our resource and information unit we have materials on:

  • Accreditation
  • Advocacy
  • Boards/committees
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Development
  • Children’s Rights
  • Child Safety
  • Community Development
  • Constitutions
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Curriculum
  • Day Care
  • Disabilities
  • ECD Programmes
  • ECD Buildings
  • ECD Policy
  • ECD Statistics and Demographics
  • ECD Research
  • Education Equipment
  • Family Outreach Work
  • Financial Training
  • Funding
  • Fundraising
  • Government
  • Guidelines for ECD services
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Multi-cultural ECD
  • Organisation Development
  • Parent Education
  • Playgroups
  • Registration
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • Social Policy & Development
  • Technology and ECD

These are just some of the topics we are able to assist with, if you have any questions please e-mail us at or call us at 2721 683 2420.

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