IDP is your chance to be heard!

IDP is your chance to be heard!

Every local municipality has an Integrated Development Plan (known as the IPD). The IDP sets out the priorities and goals that your local municipality will focus on for a period of five-years. It includes plans for community needs in the areas of essential services, land use, and supporting the local economy. An IDP covers a five-year period, but it is reviewed every year to reflect changing local needs and issues.

In the previous campaigns, we have learnt that the IDP process provides an unique opportunity to build partnerships with other ECD players in your community. Your club can use this process to create new or strengthen existing partnerships with the ECD Forums in your community.

Be part of sharing your local ECD needs in the IDP process.

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IDP Toolkit

To help you on your journey to making ECD a priority in your community, we have created an IPD toolkit.

The toolkit describes what the IDP process is, why it is an important part of our socio-economic development and seven simple steps to get involved with your local IDP process.

The toolkit is available in a English, Zulu, Setswana and Afrikaans.

If you want to know more, we encourage you to reach out to your coach or contact the SmartStart contact centre at 0800 014 817.

Five Actions on ECD

Together with role players in your community, you can collectively call on your local municipality to support ECD in these five ways:

  1. Include an ECD infrastructure
  2. Remove barriers to registration
  3. Set aside adequate funding for ECD
  4. Map all the ECD programmes
  5. Hold regular meetings with ECD programmes and parents

This is your community’s opportunity to shape it’s future and have all it’s needs responded to. So be sure to involve parents, religious leaders, other ECD operators and and the ECD forum in your meetings.


You can download all IDP materials from the button below. We ecounrage you to share this page and the download materials with members of your club, parents and the community at large.

This is about your community – make it count.