Enabling ECD,
Unlocking THE FUTURE.

TREE is a non-profit organisation, specialising in promoting holistic Early Childhood Development, through professional training, key programmes and developmental resources and structures.

Enabling ECD,
Unlocking THE FUTURE.

TREE is a non-profit organisation, specialising in promoting holistic Early Childhood Development, through professional training, key programmes and developmental resources and structures.

Our Vision

TREE’s vision is to become a globally recognized institution and a thought leader in the advancement of universal and quality and quality early childhood education throughout Africa and the world.

Our Vision

TREE’s vision is to become a globally recognized institution and a thought leader in the advancement of universal and quality and quality early childhood education throughout Africa and the world.

Our Mission

to facilitate and enable universal early childhood development, through;

  • capacity building,
  • partnerships,
  • advocacy work,
  • resource mobilisation and
  • knowledge management on a national scale and beyond.

Our Mission

to facilitate and enable universal early childhood development, through;

  • capacity building,
  • partnerships,
  • advocacy work,
  • resource mobilisation and
  • knowledge management on a national scale and beyond.

Our Impact, by the Numbers

OVER 1,500
ECD Sites supported

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

4856
Practioners trained

In 2021, TREE graduated its first round of 10 male ECD practitioners, breaking gender stereotypes and empowering males to pursue a career in ECD.

11 Toy Libraries
in 3 Provinces

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

42,102
children reached

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

NQF Level 4
accredited qualification

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

6 Provinces
national footprint

TREE is now actively involved across 6 provinces.  Strengthening the South African ECD Workforce.

OVER 1,500
ECD Sites supported

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

4856
Practioners trained

In 2021, TREE graduated its first round of 10 male ECD practitioners, breaking gender stereotypes and empowering males to pursue a career in ECD.

11 Toy Libraries
in 3 Provinces

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

42,102
children reached

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

NQF Level 4
accredited qualification

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

6 Provinces
national footprint

TREE is now actively involved across 6 provinces.  Strengthening the South African ECD Workforce.

Special Projects

#BuildaWorldofPlay

Project: GoGoPlay

Building ecosystems of play for 0-4-year-olds and their caregivers in rural South Africa.

Through co-created playhouses, we aim to offer holistic ECD services for children, daycare services, and mental health counselling for parents and caregivers.

PARTNERS

#BuildaWorld
ofPlay

Project: GoGoPlay

Building ecosystems of play for 0-4-year-olds and their caregivers in rural South Africa.

Through co-created playhouses, we aim to offer holistic ECD services for children, daycare services, and mental health counselling for parents and caregivers.

PARTNERS
Digital Literacy

Future Proofing our Communities

As the world advances and the demand for technology skills increases, we aim to tackle the lack of digital knowledge & skills within our ECD sector and disadvantaged communities through our Basic Computer Literacy Course.

Upskilling practitioners with digital knowledge is a gateway to enhancing the quality of lives for themselves and others as they are opened up to new world of learning possibilities, job opportunities and entrepreneurship.

Digital Literacy

Future Proofing our Communities

As the world advances and the demand for technology skills increases, we aim to tackle the lack of digital knowledge & skills within our ECD sector and disadvantaged communities through our Basic Computer Literacy Course.

Upskilling practitioners with digital knowledge is a gateway to enhancing the quality of lives for themselves and others as they are opened up to new world of learning possibilities, job opportunities and entrepreneurship.

Learning through fun

The TREE Toy shop

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

Partnerships & donations

Thank you for making a difference

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.

Partnerships & donations

Thank you for making a difference

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.

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Tree turns 40

in Sept 2024

Tree turns 40

in Sept 2024
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