Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN) was found in December 2000. It was formally registered on 30th June 2004 by the Registrar of Societies, Ministry of Home Affairs under the societies' ordinance, 1954. Among the objectives one was “…to develop and maintain an active ECD network through strong institutional links between ECD related organizations”. What started out as the inter Organizational Committee naturally developed into the formation of the national network of ECD stakeholders now known as TECDEN. It is National network of Early Childhood Development Organizations working in partnership to influence policies, programs and practice related to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by sharing information, experiences, researches, generating knowledge and understanding on ECD in Tanzania.
TECDEN is Working in collaboration with the Government through the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups (MCDGWSG), other key ECD Ministries and Non-state Actors to implement the national Multisectoral ECD Program. TECDEN is implementing the NM-ECDP program through Mtoto Kwanza Project (2021-2024) funded by Hilton Foundation.
TECDEN Geographical Coverage
The Organization operates in all regions of Tanzania Mainland.