Tanzania ECD Network is implementing the Mtoto Kwanza Project across 26 regions in Tanzania mainland in collaboration with Children in Crossfire (CiC), Union of Tanzania Press Clubs (UTPC) and the Government of Tanzania through Key ECD Ministries of Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MOEST), President Office Regional Administrative and Local Government (PORALG), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Prime Minister Office (PMO), and the Ministry of Community Development Gender, Women and Special Groups (MOCDGWSGs). The project catalyzes the implementation of a five-year National Multi-Sectoral Early Childhood Development Programme (NM-ECD) 2021/22-2025/26. The programme aims to ensure “All children in Tanzania are developmentally on track to develop to their full potential”.
The Mtoto Kwanza project in partnership with Aga Khan University Institute of Human Development https://www.aku.edu/ihd/Pages/home.aspx is conducting a Science of Early Childhood Development Course to a total of 85 participants and this is the second batch, representing various Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Civil Society Organizations. The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) is a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the profound impact of early life from 0 to 8 years on lifelong health and wellbeing https://www.aku.edu/ihd/Programmes/Pages/secd.aspx
This training is part of the ongoing efforts of the Mtoto Kwanza Project to catalyze the implementation of the National Multi-Sectoral Early Childhood Development Programme (NM-ECD) 2021/22-2025/26. The previous batch training successfully trained 80 participants from 10 regions and Ministry officials.
Objective: To provide comprehensive training to government officials from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as well as representatives from Civil Society Organizations, on the science of early childhood development. The training aims to create a well-equipped workforce across all 26 regions to support the implementation of the National Multi-Sectoral Early Childhood Development Programme (NM-ECD) 2021/22-2025/26, in alignment with the Nurturing Care framework.
Course Overview: The training will provide participants with knowledge and skills on the importance of investing in early childhood development, particularly during the critical ages of 0 to 8 years. The course will cover various aspects of the science of early childhood development, including cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Participants will gain insights into evidence-based practices, policies, and strategies that can enhance the well-being and development of young children. For more information about the course visit https://ecdworkforcehub.org/
By the end of the training, participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the implementation of the National Multi-Sectoral Early Childhood Development Programme (NM-ECD) 2021/22-2025/26 in their respective regions and organizations. Tanzania ECD Network look forward to a productive and insightful training session, fostering collaboration and cooperation among participants for the betterment of early childhood development in Tanzania.