• Area D- Mlimwa East Plot Number 30 Block K. P.O. Box, 4104, Dodoma, Tanzania
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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 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.

About TECDEN

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 is determined to collaboratively work with other networks, coalitions, institutions, the private sector, the government, development partners and other potential stakeholders to influence policies, programs and practices related to Early Childhood Development (ECD). This can be achieved through sharing of information, experience and generating knowledge; and understanding of ECD; and work towards early investments in young children of 0 – 8 years in Tanzania.

TECDEN's vision is a society where all children are developmentally on track to reach their full potential

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The overall goal of TECDEN is to coordinate and empower ECD non-state actors in promoting the ECD agenda in the country.

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  • Respect children’s rights without any kind of discrimination
  • Protect children from abuse and violence of any kind
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Openness
  • Transparency
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