Early Childhood Development



Early childhood development (ECD) is defined as a comprehensive approach to policies and programs for children from birth to eight years of age, their parents and caregivers aimed at protecting the child’s rights to develop his or her full cognitive, emotional, social and physical potential. 


Nhaka Foundation views ECD as an integrated approach that is aimed at the holistic development of the child, encompassing health, nutrition, water and sanitation, basic care, stimulation, family and community empowerment so that children are able to develop to their fullest potential. 


At Nhaka Foundation, we work with communities, governments and other stakeholders to increase access to early childhood development programs for young children. Early Childhood Development in most instances has not received priority attention and at Nhaka Foundation we want to ensure that every child has had access to this foundation for life-long learning.