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									       Early Childhood Development Learning Community
                     Advocacy Worksheet
                                                  September 2007, Hebron Haven


Messages tabled in plenary

        Access to quality ECD is a right not a privilege                              Access           1
        Awareness raising of ECD is required at home level                            Access           1
        Improvement of awareness on necessity of access to health services            Access           1
        Legislate free good quality ECD up to pre-Grade R                             Access           1
        The early years are the foundation for the future                             Access           1
        Vulnerable and poor children are excluded from ECD services                   Access           1
        ECD is not only centre-based but includes family support                      Responsibility   2
        Everyone has a role in helping young children to reach their potential        Responsibility   2
        Is your child on the road to health?                                          Responsibility   2
        Children without documents can’t get grants                                   Grants           3
        Young children need nutritious food to survive and thrive                     Nutrition        4
        Policy provision should be understood by all people                           Policy           5
        Safety and protection of young children is everyone’s business                Safety           6




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Message:
                 Safety and protection of young children is everyone’s business

        Outcomes                                      Target                         Strategies                   Indicators
     Desired changes                       Who do you want to influence?         What will you do to      How can we judge if we
                                                                                  influence them                   winning?
Safe environment for                  Policy makers                        IEC                         Less accidents
children                              Government                                  Information          Positive response by
                                      Municipality                                Education            community members
                                      Parents                                     Communication
                                      Care-Givers                          Media
                                                                           Workshops
Message:
                 ECD is not only centre based but includes family support

        Outcomes                                      Target                         Strategies                  Indicators
     Desired changes                       Who do you want to influence?         What will you do to      How can we judge if we
                                                                                  influence them                  winning?
Increased and improved                Policy implementers                  IEC                         Budget allocations for family
services for all young                All departments responsible for             Information          support work
children 0-9yrs irrespective          young children                              Education            Accredited recognition of family
of where they are                     ECD practitioners                           Communication        work
                                      Parents\caregivers
                                      Business
                                      Municipalities
                                      Communities




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Message:
               Getting people to understand their role in helping young children to reach their full potential
               Everyone has a role to play in helping young children to reach their potential
         Outcomes                            Target                             Strategies                           Indicators
     Desired changes            Who do you want to influence?              What will you do to              How can we judge if we
                                                                             influence them                           winning?
Raised awareness              Government decision makers al          Simple fact sheet                   Increased awareness,
A common understanding local, provincial and national level          Distribute to communities           participation at community level
of responsibilities           Families and communities               through ECD practitioners,          More families supported
Increased financial support Media                                    community development               through family interventions
from all levels of            Local community radio                  forums and networks                 supported financially by
government for family                                                Target local decision makers        government
support workers and                                                  e.g. ward councillors
projects
Message:
               Young children need nutritious food to survive and thrive
         Outcomes                            Target                             Strategies                           Indicators
     Desired changes            Who do you want to influence?              What will you do to              How can we judge if we
                                                                             influence them                           winning?
Every child has sufficient    Government                             Develop a clear consistent          Responses – sent messages
nutritious food to constitute ORC                                    message and identify decision Incremental changes
a balanced diet               Treasury                               makers in each department           Nutritional food supply
There is food security in     Municipality                           Devise strategy as to who
every household               Agriculture                            goes where, when and how
                              Community leadership                   Community radio, local
                              Chiefs                                 newspapers
                              Families have to make right choices Attend committee meetings
                                                                     Get grass root people to talk




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Message:
             ECD policy provision should be understood by all people
       Outcomes                           Target                           Strategies                       Indicators
    Desired changes          Who do you want to influence?            What will you do to            How can we judge if we
                                                                        influence them                       winning?
Ordinary people            ECD practitioners                     Information                      Increased knowledge
understand policies        Family workers                        Education                        Involvement of children not in
around children            Parents                               Communication                    centres
                                                                                                  Respect of children’s rights

Message:
            Need to legislate free available quality formal ECD up to Grade R for all kids (non-discrimination)
       Outcomes                            Target                           Strategies                          Indicators
    Desired changes          Who do you want to influence?             What will you do to              How can we judge if we
                                                                         influence them                          winning?
Free ECD for all            DoE                                   We get involved in municipal      Free ECD passed as law
                            DoSD                                  planning - IDP




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Message:
             Improved awareness of the necessity to access health services
       Outcomes                             Target                         Strategies                   Indicators
    Desired changes           Who do you want to influence?           What will you do to         How can we judge if we
                                                                        influence them                   winning?
Improved child health        Caregivers                         Community radio               Decrease in child mortality
Reduction in child mortality Traditional healers                Newspapers                    African health strategy
                             DoH                                Flyers                        Improved overall health
                                                                Pamphlets
                                                                TV
                                                                Training community
                                                                stakeholder forums
                                                                Lobby DoH to employ more
                                                                Health Care Workers
                                                                Mobile Clinics

Message:
            Raising awareness of ECD at home
                  Nurturing, development strategies, importance of play
       Outcomes                           Target                           Strategies                  Indicators
    Desired changes         Who do you want to influence?            What will you do to        How can we judge if we
                                                                        influence them                  winning?
Greater awareness of       Caregivers – parents, foster         Educate care givers on ECD    Number of caregivers providing
ECD at home                parents                              Encourage business, DoSD,     ECD at home
                           Kidds in child headed households     DoE to make age appropriate
                                                                books, toys
                                                                Brochures
                                                                Events
                                                                Posters
                                                                Radio




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Message:
             Many children are not benefiting from grants
             Lack of documentation and no access to grants
        Outcomes                           Target                        Strategies                     Indicators
     Desired changes         Who do you want to influence?         What will you do to           How can we judge if we
                                                                      influence them                     winning?
Simplified process                    Families                 Door to door visits            Number of children getting
People to support                     Community                Awareness campaigns            legal documents and grants
especially children in                Children                 Community meetings
getting grants                        DoSD                     Networking
                                      Home Affairs
                                      Municipalities
Message:
              Vulnerable and poor children are excluded from ECD services
        Outcomes                           Target                           Strategies                     Indicators
     Desired changes          Who do you want to influence?            What will you do to          How can we judge if we
                                                                         influence them                     winning?
Different kinds of          Relevant government department       Information about the needs of ECD on the agenda of all
programmes consistently                                          children                       structures
recognised and funded by                                         Data collection
government                                                       Provide government with
                                                                 information about NGOs,
                                                                 CBOs services and
                                                                 programmes
                                                                 Use national, provincial and
                                                                 local structures to take
                                                                 messages to key people in
                                                                 government (Forums, CSOs,
                                                                 alliances




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Message:
             The early years are the foundation of the future
        Outcomes                          Target                                   Strategies                       Indicators
     Desired changes         Who do you want to influence?                   What will you do to            How can we judge if we
                                                                                influence them                       winning?
Raised awareness of the               Policy makers                      Sound research and statistics   Participation/engagement
importance of the very                Government and ORC at all levels   Meetings with                   Provincial integrated plans for
young child                           Parents and families               parents/communities/schools     ECD implemented
                                      Community and society in general                                   ECD Task Team in each
                                      Educators                                                          province
                                      Traditional leaders                                                More children accessing ECD
                                                                                                         services
                                                                                                         Families engage in early
                                                                                                         learning activities with very
                                                                                                         young children
Message:
             Access to ECD is a right not a privilege
        Outcomes                           Target                                  Strategies                       Indicators
     Desired changes        Who do you want to influence?                     What will you do to           How can we judge if we
                                                                                influence them                       winning?
General accessibility                 Government – DoE, Treasury         Develop clear and consistent    Invitations to discuss
Quality learning                      Policy makers                      messages and identify           Incremental change
programmes                            Community                          decision makers in each         Development of curriculum and
Recognition                           Families                           department                      facilities
Remuneration                          Municipalities                     Devise a strategy as to who
Seemless transition from              Local leadership                   goes where and when
home to school                                                           Community radio
Employment opportunities                                                 Get grassroots people to talk
Provision of proper
teaching and learning
resources




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