Evaluate Early Childhood Development Services

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Early Childhood Development services means services intended to promote early childhood development; and are provided by a person, other than a child?s parents or caregiver, on a regular basis to children up to school-going age.

In social development, everyone knows that good intentions are simply not enough. Development can be messy ? with uncertain, complex settings, and multiple partners with different interests, goals, and capacities. This is where monitoring and evaluation studies come in, they aim to help development workers make the best choices, to improve programmes as they roll out, and estimate whether and how particular aims were achieved and whether this was better than other courses of action.

What you will learn in this course!

  • Preparing for evaluation.
  • Carrying out an evaluation.
  • Compiling an evaluation report.

Who this course is for?

This is for people who wish to enter or obtain recognition at an entry level of Early Childhood Development (ECD).


  • Outcomes
    • Prepare for an evaluation.
    • Carry out an evaluation.
    • Compile an evaluation report.



  • Outcome
    • Prepare for an evaluation.
  • The evaluation process selected is relevant to the context and meets the requirements of the evaluation.
  • Evaluation criteria are confirmed as objective, measurable, sufficient, and suited to the agreed purpose of the evaluation.
  • Expectations of stakeholders are confirmed and checked in terms of evaluation criteria.
  • Adaptations to the evaluation instrument ensure relevance to context while maintaining the integrity of the evaluation.
  • Those involved in the evaluation are informed in good time of the process, their role and ethical considerations and expectations.
  • Access is obtained to sources of information for the evaluation.



  • Outcome
    • Carry out an evaluation.
  • Explanations and examples are provided to show distinctions between one’s perceptions versus objective evidence.
  • Information gathered and used is relevant, up to date and covers all the required elements of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service offered.
  • Information is checked to be reliable, verifiable, and sufficient for evaluation purposes.
  • The evaluation is carried out in line with ethical and value considerations.
  • Information is analyzed and interpreted against agreed criteria and without bias.
  • The evaluation identifies strengths and weaknesses of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service.
  • Evaluation findings are supported by verifiable evidence.



  • Outcome
    • Compile an evaluation report.
  • Introduction
  • Define your program’s goals.
  • The detail and structure of the report provides clarity on the evaluation process and findings.
  • The report clearly identifies strengths and weaknesses of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service, supported by explanations for findings where applicable.
  • Recommendations are formulated in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Recommendations respond to the evaluation findings.
  • Overview of Methods to Collect Information.


Multiple Choice Assessment


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