Vision For the Future of Early Childhood Development

cute kid bigThe City of Cape Town’s Informal Settlement Upgrading Program (ISUP) is a unique opportunity to extend ECD opportunities to children currently lacking them.   The Emthonjeni concept promotes the creation of safe public spaces and transforms them into living landscapes that are rich in early childhood development tools.

The importance of early childhood education is undeniable and this concept provides developmental stimulus in an innovative and affordable manner.   We hope that the Emthonjeni proposals contained within this website spark discussion about the relationship between redevelopment and childhood development.  Our ultimate goal is to have the Emthonjeni concept integrated into the City of Cape Town’s Informal Settlement Upgrading Programme, thereby creating lasting positive change in the field of childhood development.