About the Project
The Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) is an educational leadership program that supports countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address the care and development needs of their young children. It is a graduate-level university program, but its primary focus is on supporting the development of policies, programs, education and services “on the ground” in participating countries.
The program accomplishes these goals through working with key, country-identified individuals who are in a position to address their country’s objectives. Its educational process forges a multi-country “community of learners and leaders” who work together to advance child-focused goals. The program engages with the participants through online and face-to-face delivery of courses specifically designed for African and international development contexts. Participants continue with their in-country employment and share their learning broadly within their home countries. Innovative policies, programs, training opportunities and other developments initiated by the university students impact from hundreds to millions within and across participating countries.