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‘One of a kind’: Building ECD Centres in the Western Cape

This great video documents the work we’ve done in Kraaifontein and Wallacedene, in the Western Cape, in partnership with the Stichting Mzamomhle Foundation. It is an honour to work on projects such as these, and incredibly humbling to work with the wonderful women running these ECD centres.

Mandela Day 2017 Initiative

The Centre for Early Childhood Development, together with some wonderful companies, celebrated Mandela Day 2017 with the children of Sunshine Educare in Wolwerivier, a temporary relocation area in the Western Cape. A huge thank you to POCO and Anchor Industries for their generous donations, as well as all the teachers, volunteers, parents, caregivers and children for making the day a memorable one. We are very grateful to everyone who played a part in making this day happen.

The Importance of Early Childhood Development

This beautiful video was produced by the Centre for Early Childhood Development and was made possible through the support of the Foundation for Human Rights ( Our sincere thanks to all involved in the production. Early Childhood Development: building our country, transforming our future, putting young children first..

CECD on Top Billing

The Centre for Early Childhood Development was on Top Billing (on SABC3), on their special Mandela Day 2013 episode (18 July 2013), doing an ECD centre makeover! This makeover was at Bridges Educare Centre in Athlone, and brought together the staff from the Centre for Early Childhood Development, staff from Standard Bank, and the presenters from Top Billing. Watch this insert to see what a difference we can all make for young children when we work together.

Our Mandela Day Initiative on Expresso

The Centre for Early Childhood Development’s Mandela Day Initiative, in partnership with the amazing social enterprise See-Saw-Do, was featured on SABC 3’s Expresso show. This Initiative provided preschool makeovers as ECD centres throughout the Western Cape and was a great success, providing hundred of children with fun, colourful and vibrant environments in which is develop and thrive.

Mandela Day 2013 Campaign Video

On Mandela Day (Thursday, 18 July 2013) the Centre for Early Childhood Development, together with See-Saw-Do, partnered with corporate volunteers to paint preschools throughout the Western Cape. Together, we provided hundreds of children with a bright, stimulating and fun learning environment!

Thanks to our partners who sponsored activations: SAB, Maersk, Allan Gray and Mediclinic
With Special Thanks to Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink, Go Pro, Soft Light City, and Sales Hire.

To find out more about the project, please contact Lauren van Niekerk on 021 683 2420 or by e-mail at , or contact Jeremy on 082 420 7283 or by email at

Flashback Friday – CECD Vuka Award Entry (2006)

83% of South African children aged 0-6 do not benefit from quality early education that ensures success in literacy and numeracy and a safe place of care while parents are at work… Is Vusi one of the lucky few? Watch to find out.

Flashback Friday

We have our second video on YouTube and it is quite the ‘flashback’. The video shows us receiving the Presidential Award for Education Excellence in the ECD Category. In 1998! Can you believe that was 15 years ago?

We have our first video on YouTube

This video showcases the work done by our family outreach workers in the Greater Gugulethu Area. Enjoy! Please subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates on new videos!

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