The pace at which Government is implementing early childhood development and education is worrying, says a non-governmental organisation.
EARLY childhood care, development and education (ECCD) executive director Henry Kabwe said the implementation of the early childhood programme was too slow, hence there was need to accelerate the process.
Mr Kabwe said from the time Government opened the early childhood centres there was nothing much which has been done.
“I would like to urge the Government to speed up the implementation of the unfinished business of the education protocols,” he said.
Mr Kabwe added that Government should ensure that all children go through early childhood education as a foundation of their future.
“We haven’t seen progressive measures to ensure that there is an increase in the provision of early childhood centres,” he said.
“ECCDE helps children go to school, stay in school and complete school and this combines to support school access, participation and completion,” he said.
ECCDE is aligned with the push for increased child survival embodied in Zambia’s adoption of the Accelerated Child Survival and Development strategy (ACSD).