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Early Childhood Development: Government Resources: Library Guide: Policies, plans and strategies

A guide for Social Development students.


South Africa. Department of Social Development. National integrated early childhood development policy, 2015. Shelf no. G 68 E.SOCI.15.NATI

South Africa. Dept. of Education
   Education white paper 5 on early childhood development meeting the challenge of early childhood development in South Africa / Department of Education. --    Pretoria : Government Printer, 2001.
   72 p. ; 30 cm.
South Africa. Dept. of Education
   Interim policy for early childhood development / Department of Education. --    [Pretoria? : The Dept?, 1996?]

   2, 4, 25, 4, 25 p. ; 30 cm

Buthelezi, Qedusizi.    The SABC Education Department's policy and principles for early childhood development language /    [Johannesburg :   South African Broadcasting Corporation],   2002. G 68 E.COMM.02.SABC

Draft policies

Department of Social Development ; UNICEF. Draft national early childhood development policy of the Republic of South Africa. South Africa. Government gazette no. 38558 (13 March 2015), Government notice no. 204. 

Martin, Patricia, Lizette Berry, Linda Biersteker, Chris Desmond, David Harrison, Sara Naicker, Linda Richter, Haroon Salojee & Wiedaad Slemming. Draft full report : national early childhood development policy. Human Sciences Research Council, 2014.

Policies: Provincial

Gauteng (South Africa). Dept. of Education.    Transforming ECD in Gauteng :   draft early childhood development : ECD policy / Gauteng Provincial Government, Department of Education.    Pretoria :   Government Printer,   2001. GPGA E.EDUC.01.TRAN

Mpumalanga (South Africa). Department of Education. Grade R early childhood development policy.

Policies: Local

City of Cape Town (South Africa). Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate (2013). Early childhood development policy (policy number 12398A)


City of Cape Town (South Africa). Council.  Early childhood development land use policy: the City of Cape Town. [Cape Town : The Council,] 2013.


City of Cape Town (South Africa).
   Early childhood development (EDC) policy : draft / City of Cape Town. --    [Cape Town : City of Cape Town, 2011].
   20 p. ; 30 cm.

Draft City of Cape Town early childhood development strategy. 2006.


City of Cape Town (South Africa). Planning and Environment Directorate (2003). Policy for early childhood development centres (ecd centres)

Drakenstein. Early childhood development (ECD) policy. Paarl : Drakenstein Municipality, 2014.


Report on national ECD policies and programmes. Pretoria: Department of Education, May 2001.