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National Strategic plan for early childhood development

The National Assembly of the Republic of Malawi The Government of Malawi Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Malawi 1 January 2009 Policy document child and adolescent, prevention

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This National Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Malawi (2009-2014) has been developed to speed implementation of the National Policy on ECD, and ensure it is in line with the national development objectives outlined in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS).

It is a statement of intent underlining what should be done to ensure that Malawian children are given a fair chance to survive, grow, develop and participate. The Strategic Plan is a response to the observation that ECD services are accessed by less than one-third of eligible children. Seventy per cent of eligible children are not reaching their development potential, which undermines the nation’s socio-economic aspirations as enshrined in the MGDS.


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