Early childhood development

 
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Early childhood development (ECD) is universally recognised for its concern with the foundation years of life, focusing on the holistic development...
Building solid foundations
Building solid foundations
Research has proven time and again that the first five years of a child’s life form the foundation for the rest of their lives. For many South...
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
I lead a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that supports early literacy in under-resourced communities. I’ve been doing this work for 13 years,...
Break poverty divide, read to your children
Break poverty divide, read to your children
"The single biggest predictor of high academic achievement … is reading to children. Not flash cards, not workbooks, not fancy preschools,...
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Over a rickety ramp and past prefabricated walls, we are greeted by eager eyes. Two small makeshift structures house the 45 children who attend...
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
Included in the programme of the 2018 South African Innovation Summit was the Social Innovation Summit, powered by Activate! This is a network that...
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American recently launched a major new education programme, in partnership with the department of basic education, to improve outcomes for...
Changing lives is more than just political rhetoric
Changing lives is more than just political rhetoric
On the freshly mowed laws of Buang Crèche, a preschool and early childhood development (ECD) centre, mothers, student beneficiaries, government...
UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
The UDM has rejected a Fees Commission recommendation that income contingency loans (ICL) be adopted as a funding model for students, saying it...
Success needs a solid foundation
Success needs a solid foundation
The oft-used phrase “The devil in the detail” — which is also the title of a recently published book on the arms deal by Paul Holden and...
School nutrition programme deserves praise
School nutrition programme deserves praise
COMMENTWe fail to praise South Africa’s national school nutrition Programme’s success in producing graduates for South Africa, because we...
Economies grow when early childhood development is a priority
Economies grow when early childhood development is a priority
The first 1000 days of life – the period from conception to the age of two – are...

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