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About Us

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 Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) – Child Development Department – (CDD). In December, 2018 TECDEN and MoHCDGEC organized a Multisectoral ECD stakeholders Forum. Over 120 stakeholders from different domains across the country attended the meeting. Formed a Taskforce of individuals from key ECD Ministries, MDAs and Non- state Actors. A total of 24 members. TECDEN was tasked to identify the Non-State Actors into the Taskforce and a ToR for the Taskforce was developed.

TECDEN Geographical Coverage

TECDEN currently has members in eighteen Regional Chapters in located in eighteen Government Administrative Regions in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar as follows: Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kagera, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Morogoro, Mwanza, Pwani, Ruvuma, Tanga, Mjini Magharibi, Unguja Kaskazini, Pemba Kaskazini and Pemba Kusini.


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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