Early Childhood Development and Family
In 2013, Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame launched the Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) programme, as a means to support the holistic development of children aged 0 – 6 years old.
The goal of the programme is to ensure that children are intellectually stimulated, healthy and safe, while their families and communities are trained to become nurturing caregivers.
The ECD&F programme is implemented in the following approaches:
• ECD centres (4 – 6 year olds).
• Home-based services (0 – 3 years old).
• Home-visits (0 – 6 years old).
• Training parents on Income Generating Activities (IGAs).
16 functional ECD centres in 15 districts.
1,988 children enrolled in ECD centres.