Child centres get kitted out

2015-11-03 06:00
Representatives of the 23 early childhood development centres in ward 81 received some toys and supplies from the ward councillor last week. PHOTO: Samantha lee

Representatives of the 23 early childhood development centres in ward 81 received some toys and supplies from the ward councillor last week. PHOTO: Samantha lee

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More than 20 early childhood development (ECD) centres in ward 81 will now be better equipped to teach your children.

Ward allocation funds have gone into the purchase of educational toys and other supplies. Councillor for the area Daniel Christians did a handover at the Rocklands civic centre on Thursday.

Christians applauded the 23 ECD principals for the vital role they play in the community.

“As long as I have been the ward councillor for this area, I have seen increase in wit of our children and that is because of you who provide them with the opportunity to move forward in life,” he said to the group of women.

He also thanked subcouncil manager Alesia Bosman for her support and acknowledged the role played by the City’s social development directorate.

All speakers at the handover stressed the importance of early childhood development.

Other organisations are also urged to join the ECD Forum.

Colleen Isaacs of 3bears educare said she was happy to see the growth of the forum.

“Thank you for opening your heart to us as ECD practitioners,” she said to Christians on behalf of the group.

She added that the importance of ECD centres should not go unnoticed.

“We are teaching the children life skills. If we are doing it properly at foundation phase then we won’t have drug addicts and people sitting at the councillor’s office with problems,” she said.

Christians said ECDs were close to his heart and funds in the next financial year would be made available for such projects.

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