Martin Luther King wrote, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a priority area within the South African context and is supported by legislation, national policies, and strategies. The development of babies, toddlers, and young children forms the most critical foundation of further development into childhood and adulthood.
If your home is not anchored to a foundation, it can crack, break apart, or even be washed away by the natural forces at work. A sturdy foundation can resist any seasonal movement that happens below and around your home.
There is thus a vast need for ECD services, and it is critical that the field should be served by competent practitioners. In order to meet the needs at ECD level, it is important to be able to identify and recognise competent ECD practitioners who are able to work in a variety of ECD contexts.
Your role as an ECD practitioner is to make children feel safe,secure, and loved by giving them your time, listening to them, talking, sharing, laughing, and learning. Become positive role models by setting good examples. We are here to help you turn your dreams into reality.