The Departments of Basic Education and Social Development, together with the LEGO Foundation, need each and every ECD programme to provide information for the ECD Census 2021.
The Department of Basic Education has commissioned the ECD Census 2021 to collect data on all Early Childhood Development programmes in the country to better understand the early childhood development landscape in South Africa. The Department of Basic Education has adopted play-based learning as a fundamental principle. Working with the LEGO Foundation, UNICEF and various stakeholders active in the ECD space, the South African government is supporting policies to bring play-based learning into classrooms and pre-school facilities nationwide. The partners want to understand how best to unlock the power of play to learn and invest in the future during the earliest stages of children’s development.