CECED aims to promote systemic understanding of developmentally, contextually appropriate and inclusive ECED with a focus on early learning. More specifically, it aims to:

  • Expand the landscape of indigenous knowledge on ECED and narrow the gap between theory, research, policy and practice.
  • Strengthen the momentum for high quality, play-based ECED.
  • Critique and provide evidence-based, policy-related advice and feedback on existing programmes and provisions for children, across public, private and voluntary sectors.