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TRAINING & RESOURCES IN EARLY EDUCATION

TREE is a non-profit organisation that specialises in Early Childhood Development, resource and training.

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OUR MISSION

Tree’s mission is to promote quality holistic Early Childhood Development and care for children ages 0-4 years.

TREE promotes an essential package of integrated services that aims to ensure the holistic development of children.

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The TREE training programme seeks to develop and empower fledging, under-resourced ECD sites develop into sustainable, quality centers.

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In 2014, TREE trained 1206 ECD Practitioners and 62 community facilitators.

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Our community Toy Library Programme reached a cumulative total of 10969 children.

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TREE reaches economically marginalised communities whose Children face abject poverty, have limited or no access to essential services.

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The aim of the TREE training programme is to improve practitioner development and capacity.

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There are currently 4 Tree Centres and over 27 Training Sites across KZN.

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THE TREE TOY SHOP

The most exciting part about the TREE Toy Shop is our workshop, where our two experienced and skilled Toy Makers produce a wide range of handmade, wooden toys.

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WITH 6 BRICKS

In August of 2014, TREE won a proposal to work with The Lego Foundation which meant we were an implementing partner to run The Six Bricks randomised Control Study with 75 practitioners across KZN.

The main purpose of the trial was to assess the impact of a “Six Bricks” intervention on children’s executive functioning in the specific context of South Africa.

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PARTNERSHIPS & DONATIONS

Kwa-Zulu Natal is home to a quarter of South Africa’s children. 85% of which are under the age of 5 and have no access to any form of early child development programmes.

We’d like to thank the organisations who have partnered with TREE to ensure young children develop to their full potential in line with their rights and needs.

OUR PARTNERS

CELEBRATING

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