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Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network

A National umbrella of Early Childhood Development Organizations working in TECDEN to influence policies, programmes and practice related to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by sharing information, experiences and through these processes to generate knowledge and understanding on ECD.

  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Our Goal
  • Our Values

TECDEN's mission is to ensure that all TECDEN members work collaboratively to promote multi-sectoral approaches which;

  • Engender the holistic development of infants and young children and which
  • Bring the voices of young children into issues affecting them.
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TECDEN's vision is a Tanzania where all young children from conception to 8 year old are treasured in such a way that their basic rights and needs are met and their rights to survive and really thrive are realized through holistic approaches to supporting their development.

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TECDEN aims at creating an enabling environment by strengthening the capacity of members to strategically engage in key Policy and programme Development processes at all levels to influence the improvement of support for holistic development of all infants and young children.

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  • We respect the uniqueness and rights of every individual child
  • We value the potential and dignity of every child
  • The child's wellbeing and interests are at the centre of all what we do
  • We uphold the legal right of young children to be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation
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Our Programs

The Early Childhood Network works through five core programmes to guide
collaborative partnership efforts towards the achievement of improved child
outcomes for all children in Tanzania.

Parenting & Early Stimulation

Programs that help children attain all their developmental domains of intellectual,...

Opportunity for early Learning

Programs that are supported by the community through establishment of community day care...

Child Safety and Security

Families and communities are supportive and effective in their roles in children's lives


Programs that are aimed at  improved health service delivery to pregnant women and...


Child nutritional programs at house hold level up to day care centres and pre-primary...

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