Who are we?

The National Early Childhood Development Alliance (NECDA) is an Early Childhood Development (ECD) focused network, comprising ECD Resource and Training Organisations and Sector Experts, located throughout South Africa. Member organisations and experts are united in their objective to provide capacity building, high quality training and resources to the ECD Sector to build a better future for children. NECDA currently represents and serves 120 member organisations and individuals across nine provinces of South Africa. NECDA was formed in 2005 in response to a need to capacitate the ECD sector.
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Our Passion (Vision)

  • Strengthened and capacitated human resources in Early Childhood Development.

Our Purpose (Mission)

  • We strive to strengthen and support Early Childhood Development (ECD) Resource and Training Organisations to build a better future for our children, families, and communities, through
    1. skills development and capacity building,
    2. forming strategic alliances and partnerships, and
    3. advocating and lobbying for ECD

Our key strategic objectives are:

  • Lobbying and Advocacy, Partnerships, Government Liasion
  • Information Sharing
  • Skills Development and Capacity Building
  • Administrative support and co-ordination