The ECD Baseline Assessment surveyed 545 of the Early Learning Programmes (ELPs) that took part in the Thrive by Five Index and presents insights into the resourcing, operations, management, financing, human resourcing and infrastructure in a range of differently-resourced geographies.
The main finding of the report was the dependence of ELPs on the income received from parents both for their financial viability, and the quality of the child outcomes. The amount of the fees charged was the strongest determinant for higher early learning outcomes, followed by parents’ ability to pay the fees.
The report proposes five key recommendations based on the findings:
The report was published by the South African Department of Basic Education in October 2022.
Read more about the Thrive by Five Index here.
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