ECD principals empowered

2017-10-26 06:00
ECD Teacher Trainers from Switzerland taught locals a few tips.

ECD Teacher Trainers from Switzerland taught locals a few tips.

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Last week the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) hosted a group of 20 ECD principals and teachers from Khayelitsha and Franschhoek.

The event took place at a training facility, where the lot also participating in an exciting training block, facilitated by three ECD Teacher Trainers from Switzerland.

The topics covered were Literacy, Numeracy and Gross- and Fine-Motor Skills.

The trainers were hands-on, role-modelling fun educational activities for the participants to replicate with children at their centres, and included an implementation day out at a model ECD centre in Kraaifontein for the participants to practice what they had learnt.

We ended off the week with a seminar by the Swiss trainers on ‘ECD in Switzerland’ which hosted approximately 35 guests.

The seminar provided interesting insights into the similarities, differences and challenges in ECD provision in South Africa and Switzerland.

This programme, sponsored by Rotary, provides these ECD teachers and principals with a package of services and training between October 2017 and October 2018.

The package of services includes: this past Teacher Training block, ECD Management Training, Equipment Training, on-site support visits at their centres by CECD trainers and fieldworkers as well as a comprehensive package of ECD education equipment and resources.

We are very grateful to Rotary for sponsoring this worthwhile training programme. The training has had a meaningful impact on the 20 ECD teachers and principal’s professional development, as well as a continued positive impact on the lives of the children in their care.

About The Centre for Early Childhood Development.

The Centre for Early Childhood Development is a Non-Profit Organisation established in 1994, committed to putting young children first by ensuring quality care and education for our country’s young children. The centre works with communities enhancing skills and capacity using a developmental, sustainable, respectful and empowering approach. CECD envisions a country in which all children have access to quality early learning.

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