Why Do The Numbers Count?

Of the 3.1 million children in South Africa aged 0-6 years, 37% are not accessing early childhood development services to support them in their critical foundational years. When we acknowledge the importance of early childhood development we take the first step towards ensuring that every child has access to a quality start in life.

Why an Expedition to Ojos del Salado?

On 12 February 2018 a team of 6 South African adventurers is embarking on a journey to reach the summit of the world’s highest active volcano, Ojos del Salado on the Argentina-Chile border. They’re taking on this ambitious climb to raise awareness for early childhood education and the work being done by The Unlimited Child. They are determined to succeed so that our children have a bright and prosperous future ahead of them.

Just one person doing one thing can make a difference and if we all combine our efforts we can change the future of early childhood education in South Africa and make the numbers count!

It’s all about the numbers

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The number of preschool years to lay a strong foundation.
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The number of children at risk of missing early childhood developmental milestones.
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The year we began to do something about it.
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Our investment since 2008 in South Africa's future.

Our current impact

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The number of preschools* we support.
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The number of preschool ** teachers trained.
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The number of children we impact daily across 7 provinces.

Our goal

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Preschools, by 2021.

What is The Unlimited Child?

Established in 2008, The Unlimited Child is a leading early childhood education and skills development non-profit organisation with a national footprint that supports over 1 200 preschools. Its key focus is to ensure that children under the age of 6 have access to a quality and sustainable early childhood development programme enabling them to reach their full educational and personal potential.

Make a difference by Shifting our Nation’s future with www.theunlimitedchild.org and secure an optimistic and equal future through education. Follow the journey @MakeTheNumbersCount and add your voice to our changing our future through ECD.

*preschool facilities or early childhood development centres
**preschool teachers or early childhood development practitioners