TREE is accredited through the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Resource and Training Organization and is registered for Further Education and Training (FET) through the Department of Higher Education and Training. TREE currently employs over 40 staff in its Durban and regional offices and focuses its efforts on underserved communities and sub-districts that experience high to extreme levels of poverty, unemployment, HIV and AIDS and other illnesses, illiteracy and poor infrastructure.
TREE trains in excess of 1000 ECD practitioners every year in accredited NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Level 4 ECD qualification as well as skills development including a wide range of ECD enrichment courses. Through this capacity building, TREE aims to support ECD practitioners to implement quality, holistic and developmental early childhood programmes both in the formal centre based as well as non-centre based programmes. Through the various integrated programmes TREE, reaches and improves the quality of life and educational potential for approximately 40 000 young children aged 0 to 4 annually.