Mulumbo Early Childhood Development Foundation

Mulumbo Early Childhood Care and Development runs community-based centres that provide ECED services to children ages 0-8 in economically vulnerable communities in Zambia, advocates for increased national attention to ECED, and mentors other ECED programs. Mulumbo caregivers also provide home-based early childhood development services for children between the ages of 0-3 by conducting home visits. Caregivers provide antenatal advice and services to pregnant women, and provide support and guidance to parents on nutrition and parenting issues.

Mulumbo Early Childhood Care and Development runs community-based centres that provide ECED services to children ages 0-8 in economically vulnerable communities in Zambia, advocates for increased national attention to ECED, and mentors other ECED programs. Mulumbo caregivers also provide home-based early childhood development services for children between the ages of 0-3 by conducting home visits. Caregivers provide antenatal advice and services to pregnant women, and provide support and guidance to parents on nutrition and parenting issues. Mulumbo will soon begin a project mentoring 5 other ECED programs in Zambia so they can improve their effectiveness, and hopes to develop a Centre of Excellence focused on high-quality ECED delivery in the near future. Early Childhood Development (ECDE) in Zambia is not yet well recognized and prioritized at all levels from community to Government. There are still very few ECDE programs in communities compared to the demand. This is due to the lack of a legal framework or policy in the establishment and implementation of ECDE programs. There are several pieces of uncoordinated legislation on children which makes it difficult to make any significant impact in the quality of services for children from 0 – 8years.

Contacts

  • 1 Hood Avenue/148 Jan Smuts; Rosebank, GP 2196; South Africa
  • T. +27 (0)11 587 5000
  • F. +27 (0)11 587 5099