Center- based Early Childhood development services are offered through Community based Childcare centers. However, access is limited and it is estimated that only 30% of all children in Malawi currently attend one of these centers. The situation is worse for girls, children with special needs, orphans and other vulnerable children.

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Ana ndi Athu Community Based Childcare Center (CBCC) .A dilapidated infrastructure with inadequate play materials and space

Most early Childhood Development centers currently lack adequate facilities, Early Childhood Development infrastructure is generally poor and may be inappropriate for young children. Many centers are characterized by poor ventilation, dusty rooms, poor lighting, temporary dilapidated structure and absence of child- friendly sanitary facilities. These issues need to be addressed if Early Childhood Development is to make a positive impact on the national social- economic development agenda.

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Malawian Children from TA Mwambo, GVH Mindano Expressed their appreciation to Tony DelDotto, Meghan Bracken, Mary Johnson, Nicole Patterson, Scott Moe, Paul Sevenich, David Burkards, Angela DelDotto and the Carl and Eloise Pohlad family Foundation for the finacial support necessary to develop this area and these  Malawian children are going to have a strong foundation for life.

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This Community Based Childcare center  resource center is under construction.

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These Caregivers are Happy with this early childhood Development Center because children aged eight and below in Malawi are confronted by many challenges in Early Childhood Development (ECD) services. These include inadequate early learning and stimulation during the first few years of life at home, poor health and nutrition services, dilapidated infrastructures, inadequate play materials and space. These challenges are aggravated by inadequate funding of early childhood Development services, lack of incestives for ECD caregivers. But this time Jennette Chinyanga Head of ECD center expresses her gratitude to all American people for their support.

 

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The project has been finished .

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Dilapidated Infrastructures in Malawi

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Some of these Community based Childcare Centers experience inadequate capacity of the Caregivers.

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Apart from being temporary dilapidated structure also there is an absence of child- friendly sanitary facilities. Need more sponsors on early childhood development in Malawi.