Ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five, yet less than 16 percent of children in the province of KwaZulu-Natal have access to Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes. Our vested interest in the early development of children is an essential part of our goal to inspire healthy, engaged, and civic-minded adults.
Our ECD Programme provides 60 children with a well-rounded curriculum and feeding scheme to ensure that they are well-nourished and ready to learn. ECD Facilitators are hired from within the community, are trained internally, and attend an accredited training at NQF Level 4 through LETCEE.
Age-appropriate activities are planned in accordance with the six Early Learning and Development Areas of the National Curriculum Framework. However, our approach to education is undoubtedly one of our key differentiators, as creativity and skills are prized above knowledge and right answers, and children are encouraged to be imaginative and have fun. Like our After-school curriculum, we approach education using a central theme – such as a story or comic book – to cover a variety of learning areas.