Parents must choose ECD centre wisely, says agency

2018-01-17 06:00

It is imperative that parents ask the right questions at centres of learning to ensure that their children are receiving maximum care and support and achieving learning outcomes that are relevant to their age.

This was highlighted by the National Development Agency, which offers expert advice on what parents should look for when enrolling their children at Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

The advice ranges from compliance matters related to registration, safety and security, to learning methodology and teacher training.

The agency takes these measures in an effort to ensure that ECD programmes is offered to children from birth to school going age that focus on the holistic (physical, psychological, cognitive and social) development of a child.The agency further stresses the importance of children receiving the correct stimulation due to the process of children going through remarkable growth with brain development at its peak at this stage.

Early childhood development is seen as an early start for a better future.

It has been proven time and again that children who undergo a good ECD programme will do well throughout their schooling.


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