SIDAREC believes that lack of basic education is contributing factor that leads to poverty. Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) plays a very important role in developing a child's intellect and growth.
It lays a strong foundation in preparing the child for primary education. SIDAREC has established ECD schools in two centers (Pumwani & Mukuru) where 300 children aged between 2-6 years are enrolled each year. SIDAREC seeks to compliment the government efforts in upholding and protecting the rights of children, especially the right to early education amongst the poor and educationally disadvantaged communities.