An investment in children is an investment in the future. Underpinning our experience in education is the recognition of every child’s right to survive and thrive in society. Many children are growing up in households with little access to resources, services and education, and are often inadequately prepared for the future. It is now abundantly clear that children who participate in well-developed Early Childhood programs are not only more successful at school, but more competent socially and emotionally. They also show higher verbal and intellectual development resulting in greater access and opportunities within society.
The South African Government has prioritized early childhood development, and fortunately there is a political openness to partnership, as expressed in the National Development Plan. The flagship ECD project in our eco-system is undoubtedly GROW ECD, offering high quality education blended with sustainability and innovation in a social franchise model.
The Saville Foundation also proudly support excellence in ECD in terms of individual ECD centres such as The Birches Pre Primary, Noah's Ark, Nella Pella School and Ithemba.