This National Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Development (2018-2024) has been developed to speed up the implementation of the National Policy on ECD, and ensure it is in line with the national development objectives outlined in the National Strategy for Transformation (NST 2017-2024). It is a statement of intent underlining what should be done to ensure that Rwandan children are given a fair chance to survive, grow, develop and participate. While the pivotal role of ECD services in supporting child development is well recognized, such services are accessed by less than one-fifth of eligible children in Rwanda.

This Strategic Plan is designed therefore to increase access to ECD services, as well as to ensure that services are holisitic and of adequate quality.